Mothers Day is always a time for reflection and thought whether your mom is heavenly or here on earth. There are some things that our mothers teach us that we will never forget. Their gentle smile when we were younger as we gave them our handmade items or the daffodil or buttercups we picked out of the yard and they acted as if they got a reward or prestigious honor and kept them until they fell literally apart, the warmth and glow as they received it as if it was the best gift they had ever gotten or the billionth time we gave her those chocolate covered cherries, we appreciated their caressing hugs, that kiss at night before we go to bed or that special story, and that sense of approval of our accomplishments no matter how small or big and the way they held our hands. They were our best advocate, and let us know we were important as people. If we are lucky enough she was with us as we grew and had children of our own, and our moms were able to see and love our babies even if short it left an impression of love and knowing.
As a Grandma now I see it in my children as they are a mom or a parent. How they have acquired that special look that only a parent possess with unconditional love. We show by our example the love, the time, and most importantly the effort. Sometimes the only thing that can give you comfort is our mother when we are sick, with the wet cool wash cloth on our head, or when we are worried it is good to have her comfort us, or if we broke up with that boyfriend or girlfriend. The tears fall within our hearts and mom always gave us that ray of hope at the end of the rainbow and the wisdom of advice or even just being there in silence with that special hug and look of understanding. As we stumbled into adulthood, we still remember our moms as they become our friends and our relationship changed since now they didn’t have to parent us so much since they did their job. It was just then we realize all along they were just looking out for our own interest in the words or things they did or didn’t do for us as now being a parent ourself. If we got too much we took advantage of it, we learned to give back to the community by them showing us, to share our toys when we were done playing with them, or to work for what we wanted, or to help a neighbor and to be kind to animals. Photo of myself and my mom when I was a baby and mom on the then wooden boardwalk in Virginia Beach.
If you got all this from your mom you were lucky and blessed! That is a good mom. I feel lucky and am proud of my daughter this Mothers Day, for being all of this to her son and soon to come new baby. Parenting is a learning experience for sure and we will live what we learn or learn on our own to be the best if we weren’t lucky and we show this whether it is with our children or our fur babies. The truth is I lost my father 2 years before I lost my mother in my early 20s when my daughter was just 2 years old and my son hadn’t been born yet or a chance to meet his grandmother or grandfather. So love your parents and moms on this Mothers Day, give them your time and effort it will be well worth it for you are making memories. Time is way too short. Realize how lucky you are to have them now and don’t take them forgranted as we all have an expiration date we just don’t know when that is.
Garden with Love and Garden often it is good for the soul! Have fun with Memories of when your children were younger and make new ones with your grandchildren every chance you get.
Have Fun, Laugh and Dance in the Wild Air!
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Happy Mothers Day to all!!
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