The only thing that may be more difficult than figuring out what to give mom for Mothers Day this Sunday may be to put in a few words the impact a very special one had on me.
Like so many moms in the “baby boomer” generation, mine made the transition from house wife to working outside the home in in the late 1960’s.
My Mother worked for 28 years as an educator in the Allen County Head Start program.
Dad may have been the parent who fought the system to allow me to become the first blind kid to attend a parochial school in Northwest Ohio.
But it was mom who assured me that the kids in school would eventually accept me.
And that just because I couldn’t play little league baseball wasn’t the end of the world.
She’s the one that taught me that spending extra time on home work would eventually pay off.
She was right on all accounts, of course!
Perhaps mom’s biggest contribution was teaching 6 kids in our family to get along.
We joke now that we would probably be considered poor by today’s standards, but we never knew it!
Despite a stroke 11 years ago, Agnes Ulm continues to make days brighter for everyone she comes in contact with.
That’s the way I see it.