Thursday, May 11, 2017

My Gift to Me

If I were my mom, what gift would I give me?

If I were my mom, I would snag a “Forever” stamp, paste it to any envelope I could find and place a sheet of scratch paper with the following inside:

My Dearest,

You are absolutely beautiful and I love you more than I love life.  I've watched you grow into a strong and courageous woman who never gives up.  

My heart broke in half every time you fell but it was mended each time as you picked yourself up and moved on.  

I cried with you as your hopes and dreams drifted away so that the dreams of others could be pursued.  

I laughed and felt your joy of every single moment spent with your children…these are my most precious memories of all! 

I’m so very sorry that I could not be at your side through all of these experiences, but please know that I have lived them through you.  My spirit has been entrenched in your heart and I hope that you have felt my love all of these years.  

I so look forward to the day when we can throw our arms around each other again.

I love you,


My beloved mother passed away many years ago, shortly after I became a mother for the first time.  The gift that I would treasure most, would be the knowledge that in some way she has been able to watch as my life has blossomed.

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Thank you for stopping by today, and Happy Mother's Day!


John Holton said...

Very sweet. What else is there to say?

Lori said...

That was beautiful. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Sara Siddiqui said...

Poignant and heartfelt.Loss of a parent really hollows you out.

KatBouska said...

This is so sweet! I can't imagine not having my mom, especially during that pivotal kid-raising time in life. I always have so many questions about parenting for her. I have no doubt your mom is watching and very proud of you!