Dear Mom,

You once told me that when you were pregnant with me, your doctor said there was a 50/50 chance I would make it.  You told me that your attitude was simply if this baby is meant to be here, they'll make it, but I have no doubt that my existence is because of your strength. Physically, we look nothing alike, you and I, except that I inherited your hands and your feet. They are carbon carbon copies in fact. I love this; that I can look at my hands and my feet at any time and you are with me. People still say I remind them of you, though, and when I hear that, I can think of no higher compliment.  

Love, your daughter Cydney

 Mom was photographed in my childhood home in Wakefield, MA where she lives with her husband (my dad) Peter and their dog Bootsie.

Mom was photographed in my childhood home in Wakefield, MA where she lives with her husband (my dad) Peter and their dog Bootsie.

 
I always liked the late hours...if I sleep late in the morning and stay up til 4(AM), I’m incredibly productive, and it feels like that’s when I’m supposed to be awake.
— Cheryl Webb Scott