Wednesday, May 8, 2013

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, MOM


Everything I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my mother.
-Abraham Lincoln




My Mother is a child of the Depression. That had a profound impact on her life, and the woman she became. Hard working. Independent. Selfless. Strong.

But, maybe my Mother’s greatest attribute is that she has such a big heart. She is compassionate and caring, always there to lend a helping hand to a family member, neighbor or a friend.

In her family of eight-seven brothers and sisters-four have been claimed by cancer. My Mother helped care for three of them (her oldest brother lived far away or I am sure she would have been there for him as well) in their final months. We also lost my brother to cancer three years ago and my Mom fought tirelessly right along side him for the last year of his life. As I write this post, her oldest sister struggles in the end stage of lung cancer. Mom is there with her. Holding her hand. Supporting her. Loving her.

 Life is full of chaos and uncertainty. But, My Mother has always been the one I go to when I need a soft place to fall.

I Love you, Mom.
Happy Mother’s Day.

3 comments:

Dorothy Cox said...

OH MY GOODNESS...WHAT WONDERFUL, KIND WORDS..THANK YOU SO MUCH.
I HAVE BEEN TRULY BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH EACH OF MY SIBLINGS THAT HAVE GONE ON BEFORE ME.
I AM SO HAPPY THAT I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO CARE FOR THEM WHEN THEY NEEDED ME MOST.
LOSING MY SON TO CANCER WAS DEVASTATING. WATCHING HIM FIGHT SO HARD FOR HIS LIFE WAS NO DOUBT THE HARDEST THING I HAVE EVER HAD TO DO.
HE TAUGHT ME TO BE THE STRONG PERSON I AM TODAY.
NOW I AM WATCHING MY SISTER FIGHT FOR HER LIFE, EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY. BEING THERE FOR HER, HOLDING HER HAND, TELLING HER HOW MUCH I LOVE HER, LETTING HER KNOW WHAT A WONDERFUL SISTER SHE HAS BEEN TO ME.
TELLING HER ABOUT ALL THE THINGS SHE HAS TAUGHT ME OVER THE YEARS.
GOD HAS BLESSED ME IN SO MANY WAYS.
I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH THE MOST WONDERFUL, CARING AND LOVING CHILDREN. THEY HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED ME, ENCOURAGED ME AND GAVE ME STRENGTH WHEN I THOUGHT I HAD NO MORE.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR LOVE. IT HAS MADE ME WHO I AM TODAY.
LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER, MOTHER

kimberly uy said...

You are so blessed for having a mother like her. Take good care of her like a precious stones. Give her a dress with Wholesale rhinestones, she deserves a beautiful and elegant dress.

Incipient Wings said...

wow!!I wish I could express exactly what I'm feeling after reading that beautiful post...but I'm at a loss for words.

you're are very blessed.