Mamas & their babies

Hello everyone!

Yes, you read the title correctly, I actually managed to stay true to my word and brought back mamas&their babies like I told you I would last week.

Today I would like to share with you a very dear and important person in my life. My mother-in-law Hayes.

What can I say about Hayes other than I love her!

Since the first time I went to WV in 2007 when Will and I had not even been dating for 2 months, Hayes welcomed me into her home with open arms.

There is not much this mama can’t do. She is an amazing cook, baker, gardener, crafter…

She is a wonderful wife, mama, sister and friend. She is a good listener and good advice giver.

If you know Hayes, you know that to know her is to love her.

Hayes might be my mother-in-law and Lily’s avo but, she is more than that. She is my good girl friend too.

I am truly blessed to have someone like Hayes in my life. She is a true inspiration!

Q- How old are you Hayes?

A- 62

Q- Where were you born?

A- Lexington, KY.

Q- How long have you lived in West Virginia?

A- Except for 8 years, have lived in WV my whole life.

Q- How old were you when you had Will?

A- 28

Q- How old is Will?

A- 34

Q- How old were you when you had Jud?

A- 30

Q- How old is Jud?

A- 32

Q- How old were you when you had Sarah?

A- 36

Q- How old is Sarah?

A- 26

Q- Did you breastfeed and if so for how long?

A- I breastfed all three. Sarah until she was about 10-11 months and the boys until they were about one year.

Q- Are you a stay at home mom or working mom?

A- I was a stay at home Mom as much as I could be, sometimes working nights in restaurants. I have worked full time since Sarah was kindergarten age, although I have often had the luxury of being flexible with schedules, either as a teacher or working for John.

Q- What was the hardest part for you of becoming a mom?

A- The hardest part of being a Mom are the times when there is not enough of you to go around, each child, husband, work, self.

Q- How did you come up with names for all three kids?

A- We chose their names from a combination of family names.

Q- What is the best advice you would give to a new mom?

A- Advice – hmm – relax and embrace family life.

thank you Hayes, Will, Jud and Sarah!

Date: September 21 2011

Location: Carova Beach, NC