Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day


I think of my mama every day of my life and I miss her so much it still makes me cry. I think of her when I'm sad and I think of her when I'm happy. I dream of her a lot and know that she is still with me since her death 15 years ago. She watches over me to keep me safe. If only . . .

If only she could have known my children and how they have made their way in this life. If only she could have known my grandchildren and seen how beautiful they are. If only she could have seen how my husband and I have stayed together these past 40 years. If only . . .

I think of my husband's mama and how he and his sister have never known her all their lives. I think of my aunts and how I miss them. I think of my grandmother and how special she was. If only . . .

I think of how special all the women in my life are and have been. I wish them all well and hope they feel the love of family and friends as I do. For those who will be alone tomorrow, I wish them peace in their lives. I wish I could envelope them in a giant hug. If only . . .

I think of what we women have experienced in our lifetimes and it amazes me how strong we are. Historically, we have a woman who is running for president of our country. There is a woman aged 41 who is expecting her 18th baby (I hope she has a discount card someplace for all the diapers she needs and her husband has good health insurance.). I think of all the mothers in Myanmar who are suffering right this moment and all the children who have lost their mothers in the recent cyclone.

I wish all the children in the world could know and love their mothers but there are so many who will not.

Let us think of all the mothers around the world as we celebrate Mother's Day and know we have a common bond. Mothers make this world a more beautiful place. Mothers make such wonderful memories for us. Mothers teach us and mothers love us. Mothers labor to bring us into this world and mothers feel our pain when we hurt. A mother's touch is more precious than diamonds and rubies, and a mother's kiss can heal wounds better than modern medicine.

I have a wound in my heart and I would give all that I have for my mother to come and kiss all that hurt away. Mother, I hope you know that you are loved and you are missed.

Happy Mother's Day to you, mama, and to all the women I know, especially my lovely sister and daughter. I am lucky that I am able to speak to both of them every day. They make my life so special.

If only I could hug all my female bloggedy friends. Since that's impossible, I will send you all a virtual hug and hope your Mother's Day is a very happy one.

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14 Comments:

At May 10, 2008 11:38 AM, Blogger Tomas Dennis said...

That is very nice. Love Ya

 
At May 10, 2008 12:35 PM, Blogger Mimi said...

Mothers sure do make the world a more beautiful place. What a lovely post.

Mimi

 
At May 10, 2008 8:42 PM, Blogger Alipurr said...

wow, mom, that is just beautiful!
you know i love you. You know how important it is for me to have my family close to you and dad and my husband's family, too. As much as i have loved my grandmother and treasure all the time we had together, part of me wants to do all i can to make sure my kids know their grandparents, especially their grandmothers....

i have learned so much from you and from your mother, my grandma....most of my biggest life dreams have to do with continuing her legacy of loving others through hand crafted items.....I love it that my kids love you. It means the world to me! love you mom

 
At May 10, 2008 8:47 PM, Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Happy Mother's Day to you and I know that your mother is with you in spirit everyday and smiling.

 
At May 10, 2008 11:47 PM, Blogger jellyhead said...

Happy Mothers' Day to a very kind and caring Mother(kitty!). I'm sorry that this day is always bittersweet for you, because you miss your mother so.

HUGS back to you Motherkitty,
from Jelly
XO

 
At May 11, 2008 5:03 AM, Blogger Susan said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Good to hear from you, especially after that busy day you had yesterday.

Hope you have a great day!

 
At May 11, 2008 12:07 PM, Blogger Susie said...

Happy Mother's Day MK!
I fully understand and agree with your thoughts about moms and Mother's Day.
What a wonderful thing you did baking cakes for Relay for Life. It's one of our favorite causes..
xoxo

 
At May 12, 2008 12:19 PM, Blogger TUFFENUF said...

Thanks for the hug, Motherkitty! Those are some nice thoughts about your mother. She helped you be the good mother that you are today! God bless all the Moms.

 
At May 15, 2008 9:07 AM, Blogger MrsGreenThumb said...

Well said sister, I have tears in my eyes thinking of our mother. John and I said exactly the same thing on Sunday when our family was together. How proud she would have been to see how beautiful our kids are and what wonderful grandchildren we have. We were very lucky to have had such a good person as our mother. Not everyone is so fortunate. I love you.

 
At May 16, 2008 9:53 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

What a lovely, poignant post! I, too, miss my mom every day and think of her often. I hope you had a happy Mother's Day...

 
At May 19, 2008 8:43 AM, Blogger Smalltown RN said...

Gosh I haven't been around in a very long time...how are you? What a wonderful tribute to your Mother and mother's everywhere....I too miss my mum terribly...she has been gone three years now and like you there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of her...I have her picture right on my desk and I can look at...I remember when it was taken and how happy she was...beside that is a picture of her when she was 18 just before she married my dad I always wondered what she was thinking...did she have any idea of what her life would hold.....

Yes mum's are amazing people and I feel blessed to have known mine.....Happy belated Mother's Day to you!!

 
At May 21, 2008 5:29 AM, Blogger Alice said...

That is such a beautiful message to mothers and women everywhere. Thank you so much.

 
At June 02, 2008 10:25 AM, Blogger Schiplady said...

Those are really nice sentiments felt by all of us I am sure. I have lost both my mother and father in the last 4 years and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of them. There are so many things that I wish I could share with them that happens in my life on a daily basis. It would be so great to be able to pick up the phone and talk to them. Appreciate them while they are here..........

 
At June 11, 2008 5:45 PM, Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Where are you???
I miss you.

 

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