Somehow a card in the mail seems inadequate for my Mom on Mother’s Day, yet that is exactly what I sent her this past week.
If I could I would have bought her an in-ground swimming pool and had them deliver the trucks and the whole crew to her house today and begin the process. How awesome would that be? She loves swimming and occasionally goes to her neighbor’s house for a dip.
Thinking back over my lifetime and deciding what she means to me and how she has been the one person to have made the biggest impact in my life, I’m overwhelmed with emotion.
She believed in me when others didn’t. She has encouraged me to continue on when I felt like giving up. She has loved me when I was unlovable, and thought nothing of it – it was just who she was. She taught me of faith and love in a God who would never desert me and who loved me unconditionally. She imparted in me the love of writing and sharing my thoughts in a way I could have never imagined. She has been a major source of consistency in an ever inconsistent world, and I am grateful for so many things today in regard to her.
I asked my friends to share with me in one sentence the most important thing their Mom taught them so that I could share with you guys and here they are:
I know that one day I will experience the emptiness of not having her in this world and I will feel forever lost, as I am sure many of you have experienced – but until then I will live my life as if it were my last day with her.
All I can say is “wow”! What an emotional and beautiful story. I’m sure your mother is beaming from ear to ear and feeling the love. I’m going to get a kleenex now!
Awe, thanks Marla for sharing that. Yes, my Mother hadn’t seen the blog at all until I sent her this post on Sunday. She sent me the sweetest reply – that I see in her so much more than what she sees in herself :(….she is one special lady.