Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Happy Birthday!

Today my mother turns 75! Josephine Carter-Toliver is a strong Christian black woman, who has seen it all. She raised 9 children of her own, and a seemingly innumerable host of community children, to whom she is affectionately known as Aunt Josie or Mother Toliver. She has seen one of her children become a police officer, while another goes in and out of drug rehab. She has seen one of her son's become a pastor, while another is in prison. She experienced the tragic death of her first husband, and has been married to her second husband for 21 years. Her lot in life has not always been easy, but she has endured with joy and has never wavered in her love for her children, though at times it has been hard. Here's to you Mother! You are without a doubt a mother who has been a wonderful example to this mistake prone father.

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