Being that it is Mother’s Day
I wanted to share with you a letter.
A letter that had been lost for over 7+ years, during one of our many moves across country.
I had been praying I would find this letter through the years but about a month ago I really began praying, thinking & digging.
And a week ago it appeared.
You see I wrote this to my mother 18 years ago.
I was 21 & just finishing my last semester of college.
It was a rainy & cold Dec. night and I had a million things to do for school but
for some reason I was compelled to write.
My mom had been sick for about 3 years & I guess in my heart I felt that time was a gift & not knowing what tomorrow brought I wanted to share with her what an amazing mother she had been to me through the years.
So I wrote her this simple poem titled A Mother is…..
I know this meant the world to her.
For she was acknowledged
for all she was as a devoted mother
& all the love she gave.
As a mom I know that is
gift to receive from your child.
She passed shortly after.
I do not share this story to make you sad
but instead to serve as a quiet reminder
that often it is the simple things we do for people that
end up meaning so much.
Sometimes a pen & paper (or word processor:))
is all you need to let someone know they are
valued & appreciated.
At the end of the day, isn’t that what we ALL want?
Reading this for the first time as a mother myself I realize,
I am her.
I am the mother I am because of the mother she was.
This worn piece of paper is a sweet reminder of her legacy of love,
which time can NOT erase.
I feel extremely blessed
to have had the time I had with her
to be the mother I am today
to these two beautiful, kind, generous & funny little guys.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you,
who give & give selflessly,
who sacrifice their own needs on a daily basis
love each day more than humanly possible!