Supplemental images for Sunday El Paso Times guest column by Jud Burgess — One Family’s winding road to peace of mind
Family portrait taken during the time my mother lived with us. Back row: Jud, Laurie and nana Graciela Middle row: Our kids, Nathan, Annabeth, Micaela and Jared Front: Uncle Roi and Stretch
80th birthday celebration invitation I designed for my mom. Cover on right has an illustration by granddaughter Annabeth that has a few of Graciela’s favorite things—the ocean, cats, sewing, books and art. I photoshopped in a baby pic, one of her in her 20s and a most recent photo of her. Back cover on left has a cute drawing of MamaBear (her metaphor). Graciela has been drawing herself as a bear since we were kids. She always includes it on cards and letters to family.
Graciela surrounded by her grown children. L to R: Marléne (holding Espi the bear), Gillian, Graciela, Roi and Jud