My Mother, Dorita

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Strong-willed,

Sensitive and caring

Religious, not dogmatic

The most open-minded Catholic I knew.

 

Vibrant, full of life

The talk of the party.

Laughing, telling stories, “sharing”

Irish dancing or Macarena-ing.

 

Super Swimmer!

A “Sound Bully”

Encouraging…forcing everyone to go in.

Cheekie! Cheekie! Cheekie!

 

A real “Doer”

Fire Island with the Courtneys – body surfing in the ocean

Camping with the Davises – Split Rock Falls

Giving us countless experience.

 

Neighborhood baseball game organizer and catechism teacher

“Old school” coach/teacher who didn’t put up with any crap.

Firm, but fair

Encouraging those who needed it, like me.

 

Delegating,

Taking charge,

Writing lists and organizing

Dorita’s in the zone!

 

A natural-born counselor,

Ready to listen when I needed advice…when we all needed it.

Someone I…we could tell anything to

Who helped solve our problems.

 

Nurturer,

Who made a difference

In my life,

In all our lives.

 

Looking down from heaven now

My guardian angel,

Still listening, helping, caring.

I love you, Mom.

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About Lee Araoz

K-12 Technology Coordinator, instructional coach, staff developer, speaker and author. Innovative teacher and perpetual learner. Igniting an enthusiasm for lifelong learning! https://thegoldenageofeducation.com
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One Response to My Mother, Dorita

  1. Tom Magnan says:

    Well done Lee!

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