Thursday, May 6, 2010

Counting my blessings...

When it comes to Moms...I "hit the jackpot!"  Just yesterday I was watching Dr. Phil and the show was about healing the relationship of a daughter and her mother...they hadn't spoken in over 3 years.  "What a waste of three years," kept running through my mind; and how terribly sad for both of them.  A mother's love is like no other in this world, and I cannot imagine a hurt so deep that it separates a mother from her child for even a day, yet I know it happens all the time. I wonder if someday they will realize all the precious time that they wasted...what I wouldn't give to have just one more day with my Mom!
My Mom was always "in my corner,"  always my #1 fan, someone that I knew I could count on to share my joys and help to heal my sorrow.  Her unconditional love was a "given", something I knew that I could count on.  Wow, I was lucky....I wish the mother and daughter that I saw on Dr. Phil yesterday could know the joy and peace that this kind of relationship brings to your life. 
"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take."
Cardinal Mermillod

I think about my Mom a lot, especially on Mother's Day.  I miss her!  But, I know that I was so very blessed to have her for as many years as I did.  My sister, Jean, and I talk about Mom a lot...what a great seamstress she was, how she made the "best" homemade applesauce, how she and Dad loved to play bridge with their friends...I could go on and on, but the most important thing she did was teach us what it meant to be a Mom...she was a role model for us! 

HAPPY MOTHER'S your Mothers, and Mother's, love your children, don't take even a moment for granted!

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