Blessings on all the mothers & grand mothers today & every day!
My dear mom always said mother’s day is every day and said we should treat our mothers accordingly! Now that my mom has been dead for 20 years, I savor her words & hear myself repeating the little quotes & stories I used to hear her share with me & others.
I remember her beautiful loving blue eyes and see them often in the people I greet & I even get to hear her voice on occasion when I meet someone with the same German dialect and what a treat that is, as we converse in my Mother Tongue.
I remember how she loved beauty & flowers & there was always a flower waiting on my nightstand growing up and pictures she had painted & quilts with hand created stitches of love.
I have a love for beauty & flowers thanks to my dear mother who gave me wealth in ways that money can not buy. She read me stories & sang songs & held my hand on our long walks to the store. She, as well as my dad, greeted everyone with a cheery hello or a wave. How grateful I am for their example in many areas and especially of how to treat strangers and love all people.
“In the heavens above, The angels, whispering to one another, Can find, among their burning terms of love, None so devotional as that of “Mother.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
I choose to pay tribute to my mother for the goodness & beauty that she taught me~
though she & I & all mother’s have our faults ~ she was the BEST MOTHER for me &
I honor her this day with sharing her photo of me above at 8 days old almost 55 years ago
and the picture with her & I ( 5 months pregnant with my first child over 35 years ago).
How special to be able to cherish these memories through photos.
I remember my mother often talking with tears wishing I could have met her mother and
telling me how kind she was to everyone and brave during WWII in Germany with bombs dropping & how with 6 little girls to raise alone she still made time to help those in need around her.
Never having met my grandmother in Germany I realized that through a few cherished pictures & my mother’s stories of her kindness & sacrifices helping so many people, including many Jews in Germany that she is VERY much alive in my heart as a hero and a legacy to live in & carry forth.
May we leave behind a LEGACY OF LOVE as mothers, fathers & friends to all.
A NURTURING & ENCOURAGING SPIRIT SHOULD LIVE IN ALL OF US NOT JUST MOTHERS!
One of my dearest friends, Lynn has no children of her own and yet has been a mother to so many as a High school teacher to deaf students for decades.
SO BLESSINGS TO ALL THE NURTURING HEARTS TODAY ~ MAKING A DIFFERENCE
“TO THE CHILD IN US ALL”