Happy Mother's Day
With my mom and daughters, Florida Keys, 2005
Happy Mother's Day, to all the mothers, grandmothers, mother-in-laws, aunts, sisters, godmothers, friends and mentors, in our lives.
When I lost my mom, a friend of my dad's passed on the poem Journey of a Mother. It took me a while to get through it all without weeping. I won't put it all down here. This is a link to one version.
The following is the part that touched me the most. Have a wonderful day!
Your Mother is always with you.
She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the
street, she's the smell of certain foods you remember,
flowers you pick and perfume that she wore, she's
the cool hand on your brow when you're not feeling well,
she's your breath in the air on a cold winter's day.
She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep,
the colors of a rainbow, she is Christmas morning.
Your Mother lives inside your laughter.
And she's crystallized in every tear drop. A mother shows
every emotion ...happiness, sadness, fear, jealousy,
love, hate, anger, helplessness, excitement, joy, sorrow...
and all the while, hoping and praying you will only
know the good feelings in life.
She's the place you came from, your first home,
and she's the map you follow with every step you take.
She's your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy,
but nothing on earth can separate you.
Not time, not space...not even death!