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Reflections of My Mother

Updated: Aug 21, 2021




Yesterday, we celebrated Mother’s Day here in the US.


A young Jacquelyn Eagle feeding her eldest twin Quinnton Harris cake at his 2-year birthday party
A young Jacquelyn Eagle feeding her eldest twin Quinnton Harris cake at his 2-year birthday party



I took time to curate a heartfelt message on Instagram with some of my favorites photos of my mother, Jacquelyn J. Eagle, and our family.


My mother called me later in the evening to share that she loved the post. However I would have never guessed what followed our conversation. One minute after hanging up the phone with her, she texted me this note—


So over the years I have collected some of the most beautiful words that you shared about me. Today I have combined them, not in the exact order that you shared them, but in [accordance] with the flow and theme. The only thing that I changed is the very last sentence [And you’ll understand why].