Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

We are having company this weekend and since this may be my last post for a few days, I want to take a few moments to wish all the mothers who enter here, a wonderful Mother's Day.

I thought of my daughters, daughter-in-laws, and friends today and I know that each one's a special mother in her own way, with her own experiences. Each one of you have made sacrifices for your children and your families. Some of you carry heavy and lasting burdens, but your love and loyalty has never wavered. My heart honors you on this special day.

I am also thinking of my own mother and the greeting she must have received from her Creator as she entered Heaven. She was an example of goodness to all who knew her and I have confidence that her reward was great. She, too, shouldered enormous burdens in this life, but was able to rise above them. Her immense and unconditional love, for my brother and I, will never be forgotten. Memories of her are always with us.

A month or so ago, I was listening to the radio as I drove to the shopping center. The talk-show host suggested the listener should remember the smell of their mother so they could carry that memory with them after she's passes away. Immediately, the suggestion conjured up the memory of the cologne my mother wore and how I loved to nuzzle against her neck. She always wore Tigress and I loved her sweet aroma. The next day I ordered a bottle, for myself, over the Internet. Now, I often wear it in memory of her.

So not only remember your mother's scent, but make a list of the things you truly appreciate about her and share it with her. I wish I had done this for my mother while she was still alive. We tend to take our loved ones for granted and sometimes fail to tell them how much they mean to us while we still have the opportunity.

May God truly bless you on Mother's Day and everyday.

(Please feel free to leave a comment. I would like to hear from all readers.)


Anonymous said...

As a Mother and Friend, thank you.
Happy Mother's Day to you!
Love ya, WF

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day to a dear and treasured mother! Your written heart felt words will remain in my memory this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunt Barbara. I loved your Mother's Day blog. Your idea of writing a letter to your mother is a really good idea. I think I will do that for my mom :)

Anonymous said...

The thing I will always remember about my mother, is that it was normal for her to sacrifice her own everyday pleasures to ensure the happiness of others. It is not uncommon for her work herself tired so that others can eat well, have a good time and enjoy each others company....what a silent gift is being given in the mist of a crowd! Wow & thank you mom ~Love LN~