Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day, Mom

Happy Mother's Day to my mother in heaven. She was a tiny little thing with a big heart and deep abiding love for her family, especially her grandchildren.  She taught us about God and demonstrated her faith every day. Her laughter still resonates in my heart and makes me feel joyous. I miss her. I had a "visit" from her early this morning, and my heart is filled with love and gratitude as a result.

I am grateful for all the women in my life, from teachers, to aunts, to friends who mothered me.
 I am grateful for my daughter, daughter-in-law, stepdaughters and granddaughter for their loving care and dedication to my grands and great grands.

Motherhood is tiresome, and the rewards aren't immediately seen because we are so focused on the moments of chaos, and we are always looking forward to the next stage, the next thing!

Looking back, I wish I had been more patient and less rushing.  Softer spoken and more tender. My kids survived despite my shortcomings.  Here is a link to my story about my mom printed in, and posted at Sasee Magazine. http://sasee.com/2019/05/01/moms-mantra/

Here is a link to Chicken Soup for the Soul Mom Knows Best

Happy Mother's Day to allof you and thank you for reading my blog.

6 comments:

Sioux's Page said...

Linda--Over the years you've shared several stories about your mother. Because of your stories, I feel like I know her (a little). What a strong woman, and what a character.

You are so right. Mothers don't get instant gratification. The lessons they try to teach, all the effort... we don't find if it's all paid off until much, much later.

I hope your Mother's Day is a joyful, relaxing one. It was delightful spending the day before Mother's Day.

Connie said...

Happy Mother's day, Linda! I'm missing my mother today too but am so grateful to have been her daughter.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! I had totally forgotten that is was Mother's Day until I opened my computer. My mind just ain't what it used to be!

Val said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, too! I'm glad you got that special "visit."

Friko said...

Wonderful to have such fond memories of your Mum. Mine is long gone but I still wrestle with her.

Pat Wahler said...

Lovely story. When all we have left of our mom is a memory, Mother's Day takes on a special poignancy.