Then & Now: Mother's Day Edition (Teresa and Donna)

May 11, 2013



Then: Donna & Teresa   Now: Donna & Teresa

What favorite things did you do with your Mom when you were growing up?
We loved to go to Core Creek Park where we would spend hours flying kites, skipping rocks and fishing. But some of my fondest memories are of summer vacations in North Wildwood, enjoying the rides on the boardwalk, having a blast at the water park, and building sand castles on the beach. So many years of great memories!

How do you most want to be like your Mom?
My mom knows who she is, treats the ones she loves well, and doesn’t let anything or anyone hold her back. If I could be like her in any of these ways, I’d count myself lucky.

Growing up, what is a favorite memory of your Mom?
My mom would work at night, so I would write her notes and seal them up so my brothers and my dad couldn’t read them, and leave them on the kitchen table before I went to bed. When I would get up in the morning, there would be a note waiting for me from my mom in the same spot. It was a fun, special way for the only gals in the house to connect.

How has your Mom impacted your life / What do you most admire about her?
I admire the strong, independent, creative woman she is. She’s not one to back down from a challenge and is never afraid to jump right in to something new. I love that she never takes herself too seriously and is always up for an adventure.

What is your favorite thing to do when you get together?
We like to shop, lately at thrift stores and flea markets. And we both love to tear rooms apart and then put them back together better than they were before. One of us always has a house-related project going on. We’ve acquired lots of hands-on skills over the last few years that we enjoy putting to use!

What makes her better than any other Mom?
Her unfaltering support of our family. She would go to the ends of the earth for us. And we wouldn’t even have to ask, she’d offer. We have been through a lot together, and she has always been our rock.

Describe your Mom with 3 words


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