S: Cast all your care upon him; for he careth for you. I Peter 5:7
BC: Once again we wish a Happy 90th Birthday... to our funny, caring, loving, silly talented, prayerful, inspiring mom, mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma.
FC: Leona Louise Olson Kadrmas | Happy 90thBirthday
1: As your family, we wanted to compile a book of photos and memories in celebration of your 90 years of life... we hope that throughout these pages you are able to recall many wonderful memories from your life, that you come to understand more clearly just how much you mean to each of us, and most of all, we hope that it helps us to portray the deep love and gratitude that each of us has for you. | “Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.” Philippians 1:2-3
4: "I met your grandpa at the train station in Minneapolis, MN. I liked him because he was a loving person and very handsome. He said he liked me because I was the one he loved. | Our courtship lasted one year. We became engaged in May of 1942. When grandpa proposed he said, "I love you, come to Missouri, and we'll get married." -quoted from a "Grandma Remembers" book that grandma made
5: June 19, 1942 Lebanon, Missouri | Wedding Day | "We celebrated our wedding day by going rollerskating and meeting | some of Tony's buddies and my brother, Marvin. Our most memorable gift was a quarter of land given to us from Tony's mother in Dunn County, ND." | -quoted from a "Grandma Remembers" book that grandma made
6: Tony and Leona Kadrmas | And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. 1 Corinthians 13:13 KJV
7: The principal use of mom’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material. But along with that: *it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven. *it was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears. *from the chicken coop, it was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven. *when company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids. *and when the weather was cold mom wrapped it around her arms. *those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove. *chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron. *from the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls. *when unexpected company (from Minnesota) drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds. *when dinner was ready, mom walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and we all knew it was time to come in from chores or play, for dinner. It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes. Now, folks would go crazy trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron. I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron - but love... | The History of Aprons
8: Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Psalm 127
10: “her price is far above rubies... She rises while it is yet night...She stretches out her hand to the poor; yea she reaches forth her hand to the needy... Strength and honor are her clothing... She opens her mouth with wisdom and in her tongue is the law of kindness... She looks well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness... Her children arise up, and call her blessed... Give her the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.” Proverbs 31
14: Olson Family Reunions | The love that you and your siblings have for each other is a wonderful example to our family. Not only do you have so much fun together and display an abundance of love for each other, but through these years you have continued to make time for each other a priority.
15: THE WHOLE FUN-LOVIN' BUNCH At reunion in 1985. | THE PARTIAL FUN-LOVIN' BUNCH 26 years later. Celebrating No. 1 90th birthday party. With special guests, Ole & Lena.
16: Dear Mom, This book is supposed to be about memories, so here goes . . . | Birth of your first born. . . paid for by pennies and nickles made for nationwide birth announcements. Wow, we were famous once! | Memories . . . from your eldest & wisest . . .!
17: Mel and I pictured with our bright shiny Chevy in the background. | SCARY . . . The water tank where the snakes came to drink water, I remember being curious and getting too close and Dad, came and grabbed me and whisked me up in his big arms and I got scolded by both of you and was told to stay away from that place. | As a child - On the OLD place. Mostly I remember... | WARM . . . Sitting in the kitchen at night with the flickering kerosene lamp, there was something so comforting about the light and having a feeling of warmth from it and you and Dad sitting and reading, and talking. | SWEET . . . Going in back of the house in the trees and picking rhubarb and dipping it in a bowl of sugar from the house, yum. | FUN & PRIDE . . . I remember my front porch swing, holding my doll and swinging and singing with her. I was so proud of that swing and my little red trike. | AND THEN WE MOVED . . . I remember the house being on this huge flatbed truck and being hauled to our new place, behind the big hill. It seemed like we moved to the mountains. | Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it well? My mother. ~-Ann Taylor
18: Yes, you can catch the big ones in North Dakota! | MY SIBLINGS . . . Mel, being held hostage by the wild turkeys in the outhouse. Kay, giving into my little sister by having to let her play with my prized possession, my paper dolls. Elvis, he was so cute and always smiled. He never cried much. Arlis, baby brother, was not around him except as a baby, but we are as close now as if we would have if we'd grown up together. | LAKE ILO OUTING | Growing up, some of the few things I remember and will share . . .
19: SEWING MACHINE . . . Mom would let me use her sewing machine, I even remember once, sewing the end of my finger. Don't know if she ever knew that, I was told to be careful, but! I loved to take old clothes apart we would get from someone in town and make outfits out of them, and I loved stringing the pretty buttons we had clipped off of old clothing. | MILKING COWS . . . No matter what, there were the milking chores, even in the dark sometimes. The barn kittens were always waiting for a squirt of milk, and so was Mel as I would squirt him, until the cow kicked and didn't like our mischief. | Not this one, don’t remember where it came from but Kay and I were really proud of the new family pet. We’ll just name it FARMESE. We loved our farm cats, they were plentiful and loving. | BARN CAT...
20: SCHOOL . . . The old school house, and the wonderful times and interesting teachers, some would even teach us square dancing. We would have programs, with sheets for our curtained stage. Man, was I nervous when it came to say my part. We would always get a little bag with peanuts, hard candy, sometimes a chocolate covered little mountain candy and an apple. That was always exciting to look forward to as a reward after our performances. But even with all the programs and fun at recess, we did learn our ABCs and 1, 2, 3s and phonics. I did love reading and English the most. It was always wonderful to come home from school because Mom was there with all the wonderful smells and goodies waiting for us from the kitchen, donuts, cookies we always had something waiting for us to snack on. | Pictured are nieces Cora, Kate and Granddaughter Brittany. Lots of learning went on in the little old house. | Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees in the purple clover, Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn, But only one mother the wide world over. ~George Cooper | THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE
21: GETTING COMPANY AND GOING VISITING... We seemed to have a lot of company and went to visit a lot, it was always like going on a small field trip. Dad would have to have his big Stetson on and his thermos of coffee in hand, I don't know where you found the patience sometimes, it seems like we were always late.! But it was always fun and an adventure when we got going. And we did have a lot of company-with an unexpected dinner for you at times to prepare, but company was always welcome and there was delicious food for everyone-how you worked your magic sometimes, I don't know. | Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all. ~Oliver Wendell Holm | HIGH SCHOOL... That was a very traumatic time for me, leaving my warm, comfortable home and moving to town. It was good though, I found friends and my friends had families that always welcomed me. On weekends when I came home you always washed my clothes-I would bring home a basket full-they were always clean and food would be ready for me to take for my next week. I did miss you all though. Even my sister and my paper dolls. I did graduate and moved on from there with an education and with the next part of my life. | My mother has a slender, small body, but a large heart - a heart so large that everybody's joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation. ~Mark Twain
22: KIDS AND GRANDKIDS. All of them, and a couple more. | KIDS & GRANDKIDS... The ups and downs, the happy times, the sad times. I believe one of the most important, treasured parts of our life is our family. We have been blessed. My fun-loving caring aunts and uncles, my sisters and brothers-I would not trade for anything. Yep, not even the oil wells.!We're grown up and still care and enjoy one another and will always. Thank you Mom. Your visits with us now are always welcome and looked forward to. Our home is your home. -Idonna | Raising a wonderful family of my own...
23: A Prayer for a Mother's Birthday by Henry Van Dyke Lord Jesus, Thou hast known A mother's love and tender care: And Thou wilt hear, while for my own Mother most dear I make this birthday prayer. Protect her life, I pray, Who gave the gift of life to me; And may she know, from day to day, The deepening glow of Life that comes from Thee. As once upon her breast Fearless and well content I lay, So let her heart, on Thee at rest, Feel fears depart and troubles fade away. Her every wish fulfill; And even if Thou must refuse In anything, let Thy wise will A comfort bring such as kind mothers use. | Ah, hold her by the hand, As now her hand holds mine; And though she may not always understand Life's winding way, lead her in peace divine. I cannot pay my debt For all the love that she has given; But Thou, love's Lord, wilt not forget Her due reward,--bless her in earth and heaven. I love you Mom, Happy 90th Birthday! your daughter Idonna Eloise | Here Mom is a little birthday prayer for the BEST MOM IN THE WORLD! From your eldest and wisest, right.!
24: Always and Forever...
25: ...is a Grandmothers love.
26: In the headlines... | Staying Healthy | Best Pie in Town | Helping Others | “Many women are capable, but you surpass them all!” Proverbs 31:29
28: Everything on the farm was a big project---plowing & planting, baling hay & hauling bales, milking cows, branding, threshing & combining. It all gave us lots of | opportunity to get know our relatives, | to wear great farm fashions, | and to find a few snakes.
29: Branding was a great example. It was quite a production and went pretty slick. | Us kids were responsible for rounding up and throwing the calves. | Every uncle had their own job to do. | Uncle John did the branding. Uncle Laudie & Dad gave the shots and dehorned. Uncle Walter did the castrating. Most of the time the calf got worked over before it had a chance to know | what happened to it, except when Uncle Walter decided to stop midway between castrating with a story. Knife flying through the air he’d go on for about 5 minutes in Bohemian. Mel
30: When remembering plowing or planting, threshing or combining, you can’t help but remember the meals you’d bring out to the field. It always tasted so good. Looking back, I can’t believe how much work you must have put into all the food you had to make. You’d get up at 5:00 every morning to start the coal stove so we’d have a hot breakfast after milking cows. Then we’d have lunch at mid-morning, a full, hot dinner at dinner (noon), then donuts or something else in the afternoon, then another full meal at supper. When dad & I had to work in the fields till dark, which sometimes was 10 or 11:00 at night, everyone else had been fed and were in bed by the time we got home. But, you were always there waiting for us with a hot meal ready for us to eat. With so little income coming in from the farm, you always found a way to get us fed. There must be a miracle in here somewhere. ---Mel
31: Besides being a good mother, You are one of my best friends. Mel | You always have a pot of coffee ready and time to talk around the kitchen table.
32: Chickens Meet God Grandma, Remember the first time you showed mom how to butcher chickens? It was the first year that dad & mom were married. I was only four years old. When I saw that you were cutting off the chickens heads, I said, Wait, Grandma, we have to Bap -a- tize them first.” After about 15 chickens going through being bap -a- tized before losing their heads, you decided you needed to find a way to distract my attention so you could get the butchering done. So, you told me to “go find Grandpa. What great memories you've helped me have growing up on the farm. This one will go down as the day you helped my chickens meet God. When I got a little older I had a few naughty roosters, and remember going to you and saying, Grandma please come cut off the heads of these and... please do it slowly. Your granddaughter, Jen
33: Raising chickens must have been a big part in my life growing up. I also remember a time when I was very little and had climbed on top of the chicken coop roof. I really didn't think it was a big deal, but remember you and Grandpa finding me on the roof. You never got mad at me, but I remember how very scared you looked. ---Jen
34: ... especially when spent with Grandma
35: To grandmother's | we go... | Spending time with Grandma has always been fun. She is one of those people who enjoys life. We have had shared so many silly memories of the years. -Kate | I loved our sleepovers at Grandma's house. It meant that we got to eat lucky charms for breakfast, go along with her to swimming class, and sew on those canvas cards- among many other fun things. -Cora | Funny, the little things we remember from growing up like drinking out of your old glasses.It still makes me feel like a kid all over again every time I do. -Jen B.
36: Mom, From the time we were very young, you had us say Grace before every meal and gave us the words to pray every night before we went to sleep. | But, it was in the stillness of one night on the farm that I happened to come into your bedroom and saw you on your knees, next to the bed, hands folded in prayer. This was the memory of you that is the strongest in my mind. It was in that moment, that you taught me how to pray. Kay | I bow my knees before the Father.. to be strengthened...” Ephesians 3:14-16 | "Now I lay my down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep Keep me through the starry night Wake me when the sun shines bright. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. God bless Mom and Idonna, Donnie, Dawn, Katie & Jennifer, Brian, Brittany, Kristine, Max, Johan, Thia & Eloise, Mel, Jen, Shawn, Shayly & Makayla, Kay, Roger, Jacob & Emerson, Elvis, Lori, Kate & Nate, Cora & Anthony and their new baby, and God Bless Arlis & Crystal. Amen”
37: Mom, One of the funniest memories to look back on was one that I’m sure I thought would scar me for life You tried a new technique for cutting my bangs. Using a piece of tape to hold down the hair, you laid it across my bangs to get a nice, straight cut. Unfortunately, you cut the top edge of the tape, rather than the bottom and I ended up with the “shortest bangs in the world”!!! Thanks for showing me how to laugh at myself and at life's unfortunate circumstances. Kay
38: Mom, Thank you for... ...TEACHING ME TO SEW. Even when I had no material you let me dig all the old clothes out of the attic and reuse the material. ...ALLOWING ME TO LEARN TO "BANG"ON THE PIANO. Taking the time to drive me to Mrs. Scott for lessons and paying for them when I know money was tight. ...SHARING WITH ME YOUR LOVE FOR QUILTING AND EMBROIDERY. They have become the most pleasurable hobbies in my life. I love you Mom, Kay
39: And when burdens, pain and sorrow Have been more than I could bear, You have always been my helper To restore life’s troubled sea, And to move these little mountains That have looked so big to me. Many times when I’ve had problems And when bills I’ve had to pay, And the worries and the heartaches Just kept mounting ev’ry day, Lord, I don’t know how You did it Can’t explain the where’s or why’s, All I know I’ve seen these mountains Turn to blessings in disguise. No – I’ve never moved a mountain For my faith is far too small, Yet I thank You Lord of heaven You have always heard my call. And as long as there are mountains In my life I’ll have no fear, For the mountain moving Jesus He shall make them disappear. Poem found in one of mom’s old Bibles, glued to the inside cover. | MOUNTAIN MOVING Lord, I’ve never moved a mountain And I guess I never will; All the faith that I could muster Wouldn’t move a small ant hill, Yet, I’ll tell you Lord I’m grateful For the priv’lege knowing Thee, And for all the mountain moving Down through life you’ve done for me. When I needed grace to lift me From the depths of deep despair,
40: For over thirty years now you’ve worn the pants in the family. | Leona, Tony had already passed away by the time I came around. So you were the one who always made sure there was food on the table when we came over for dinner, a cup of coffee poured, and plenty of room on the couch for visiting. It could not have been easy handling things by yourself but you did a great job. For over thirty years now you’ve worn the pants in the family. Even though the pants probably felt pretty big at times, you filled them quite well. I really admire all you have done in raising your family. Your son-in-law, Roger
41: Tales of Leona (or the adventures of a NorDak farm girl) A lady who... has a dry sense of humor ...even when we blew up her birdbath; is adventuresome ...even when misplaced in the Denver airport; likes to play card games ...but never quick-knocks at “31”; has no sense of direction ...even with Harriet as her bus partner she couldn’t find her way to Yachats loves animals ...even a bobcat with extra toes, named Mittens; was a hard-working Dunn County employee ...though she was no good at “fixing” speeding tickets; is a great cook ...but didn’t know what to do with razor clams; likes a slow dance ...even if her partner is only four years old. This all adds up to a lady who I love and am proud to call my mother-in-law. Roger
42: Grandma, One of my fondest memories about visiting you was when we spent the Christmas of 1993 in North Dakota. I had never seen so much snow and my brother and I were not about to let it go to waste. | We were up on the hill by your house every day. The two best parts about that winter vacation were the fun in the snow and being greeted with a warm meal when we finally came back inside. | There are many things to say for such a wonderful person, who has always led her life by putting family first.
43: You are a grandma who will dance with me at a wedding ...and will show me some new moves in the process. always has something delicious to eat when we are visiting ...even if it is low fat, unfrosted, donuts. like many grandmas, loves cats...but you even love the ones with a mean streak. loves to play “31” and other card games ...and loves taking our nickels even more. | Grandma Leona, you are the sweetest, most loving person. You are loved by everyone around you. I so very happy I can call you my grandmother. | Congratulations on turning 90 years old. Your grandson, Jacob
44: All the birthdays we celebrated together, and all the games of “31”. | GRANDMA LEONA, I have so many great, fun memories with you. It’s always a party when we get together. For as far back as I can remember, with you there was never a dull moment. | Break dancing in Georgia at the Olson Family Reunion, and remembering you in that bikini t-shirt still makes me laugh.
45: I’m so glad I have been able to grow up with you as my grandparent and I appreciate sharing all those special memories together. You are strong as an ox, so some day you will be a great, great, great grandmother to my kids. Thank you grandma. Love, Emerson | Building a candy tree for my high school all night party, | and having you at my high school graduation.
46: Family Time
47: We thank you for this most precious gift that you have given to each one of us. | There are very few gifts that are as precious as the love of family...
48: An early recollection I have is playing in the wash tub when you were doing laundry. I am sure, by virtue of the task at hand, it may have not been the most enjoyable time for you but since it is such a vivid memory for me I sure must have enjoyed it immensely. | I can not express enough appreciation for the effort you made to get us to church every Sunday possible. I am sure it was trying to motivate a youngster into getting ready and arriving on time, but the old saying “Mother knows best” surely rang true for me and made a definite difference in my life.
49: Sundays also brought the possibility of company for dinner. I truly enjoyed the time you allowed me to “help” with those dinner preparations. I use the term "help" pretty loosely since most of the time I am sure you could have gotten done a lot quicker on your own. That time you spent with me peaked my interest in cooking and I was able to share this with my girls and find cooking an enjoyable hobby to this day. | Most importantly to me is the moral compass you are, and all the emotional support you have provided to me and our entire family. With all my love Mom, Elvis
50: One of my favorite things to do! I will always cherish the time we spend with you picking grapes. Elvis came up with the idea to give you a grapevine for Mother's Day... | ...Little did we know what fond memories it would give, not to mention, all the grapes for juice and jelly. Love, Lori | Mom's Vineyard
51: Dear, Mom Thank you... ...for raising the fine man I call my husband. In him I see the morals, values, love and strength you taught him. ...for welcoming me into your life and family. ...for being a loving and fun grandmother to our girls. I so appreciate your help and guidance in raising them. ...for also taking in our boys and being such a loving grandmother to them as well. | ... for sharing your faith. I so admire your faithfulness, perseverance, love and devotion to our Lord. You have been such a great example. ...for allowing God's light to shine through you unto your family. No other gift is more precious. ...for creating wonderful memories. Throughout the years with your love, hugs, sense of humor, giggle, quilting and embroidery talent, good cooking, meaningful cards and gifts, special traditions and so many, many more. ... for your strength and comfort when bad times hit. You always brought such a sense of calm. ...for all your motherly prayers sent up for each and every one of us. Thank you God for giving us this beautiful woman for our mother and grandmother. I LOVE YOU, Lori
52: Cora's Top 10 favorite memories with Grandma 1. The bus trips to MN that we took together... especially the funny one with the lady who had the bathroom issues. :) 2. Going to church with you when we would stay. You always let us wear one of your watches. 3. Playing mini golf with you, Kate and Uncle John. 4. The day you took Kate and I to the sale at Stockman's when we were little. 5. Taking naps on your water bed. 6. Drinking tea and eating Kolaches when we would come visit. 7. The Easter you came to Fargo and taught me how to make those Kolaches. I still can't make them like you.! | 8. Playing on your little toy airplane. 9. Getting your approval of Anthony they day I brought him to meet you. 10. Anytime spent with you is a favorite of mine. I love you.
53: Grandma, There have been so many times that I have wanted to send you a note letting you know just how I feel about the wonderful woman and grandma you are. I am glad that this book gives me the opportunity to do so... From a very young age I remember the excitement about coming to visit you (or having you come visit) and I still get that same feeling- EVERY TIME! Not only are you the type of Grandma who makes great food, gives warm hugs and makes a person feel so loved, you are also a playful grandma. :) Whether you were playing with us, teaching us to sew, taking us on an outing or just sitting down with a cup of tea and visiting, there is always an abundance of smiles and giggles. I think Kate and I have had more giggling fits with you than anyone. I have always admired your faith, as well. You display a quiet faith that brings those around you closer to God. That is the type of faith I aspire to and THANKS TO GOD I have a great example to follow in you. | I love you Grandma! -Cora | Most of all, I want you to know that my heart is so full of love for you. I know that my words will never be able to fully express how deeply I love you and how grateful I am for the times we have had together, but I pray that God will help your heart to understand! :)
54: Once when we were in Dickinson at the mall, Cora was off shopping somewhere and I ran into you. You gave me a huge hug and had such a big smile. It was really great and has always stuck out in my memory. | One night I was reading the "Grandma Remembers" book that you made for Cora. I got to the part where you answered the question, "What is a saying you use most often?" The answer you wrote down was, "Is that so?" I started to giggle because I can just hear how you say it exactly in my head. It is very cute! | When I think of Grandma I think of how quiet she is, while at the same time so funny. I kind of feel like I relate to her because I am quiet too, although probably not all that funny. :) I remember especially at this past Olson Family Reunion, I got to see more of her silly side. Seeing her like that just makes me really, really happy and makes me giggle at how silly she can be. - Anthony
55: I loved going to grandmas. It was always fun walking to dairy queen, going to McDonalds, and playing card games. - Kate | You could always count on Mom to entertain the girls by playing a game with them. -Lori | Playing games is a "Kadrmas" thing. I remember many holidays and visits to grandmas during which we would be playing or watching the adults play some kind of game. -Cora
56: I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful example of courage, strength and kindness all characteristics I admire in you. I hope to be as great of a mother, wife, sister and grandmother as you are. | Thanks for all you are, and always making me feel so loved. I love you very much." -Kate
57: One of my favorite memories of getting to know Grandma Leona comes from Christmas 2009. I will always remember making the snowy trip to Dickinson to meet everyone for dinner. We had dinner (beef from Uncle Mel) and opened gifts. Grandma had made some sort of doughnuts to dip in sugar. I received a household tool set from Grandma. Even though I have always had all sorts of tools, I've never had a set as useful as that one! We use it all the time and whenever we do, it reminds me of that Christmas. | It has always been good to see you and I wish we could more often. You are a great Grandmother to come to know and I am blessed to have joined a beautiful family with such an amazing new Grandma. Happy 90th Birthday! -Nate
58: . . | The Farm
59: Oil that is, | black gold, | Texas tea.
60: A few months after Arlis bought his first home (a condo), mom ( Leona), Kay and Idonna visited him in Salt Lake City, Utah in May 1992, and went out to eat.
61: Crystal Annette (Raymond) and Arlis Anton Kadrmas | May 1, 2004
62: In June 2006, Leona came to our house for a visit. We took her to the Botanical Gardens in Wichita, KS. | This one is Leona and me in front of the grand Willow Tree, oh it is a beautiful tree! At the garden I was able to get to know Leona better, we had such a lovely time there. | Arlis and Mom... taking in the Butterfly Exhibit. | She also taught me how to make lesfa while she was out, she is so cool. -Crystal
63: Mom came to our house in 2007 for Arlis’ birthday. We went to the Dwight D. Eisenhouser Presidential Museum in Abilene Kansas.
64: Grandma, Gathering up the memories that are contained in this book, from each member of our family, has been an honor for me. As it turns out, seeing the 90 years of your life unfold in pictures, thoughts, words and memories, ends up not only being a gift for you on this momentous day, but also a gift to each one of us. As many of us have written, and all of us believe, your 90 years and the love they contain inspire us to create the same for the generations of our family yet to come. The above quotes were taken for the "Grandma Remembers" book that you made. They are a beautiful example of the legacy of love you have provided for each of us. Thank you. We love you! -Cora | My deepest values are... "having a family to be proud of." I am proud of... "being a mother of a loving family." I feel very strongly about... "God's love for each one of us." I think our family is special because... "we all work together and care for each other."