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.
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”