Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Day for Mothers

It's Mother's Day in America -- a bittersweet day for me. 

Every year I tell my own children that, with kids like them, every day is mother's day. As sappy as that sounds, I absolutely mean it. My son and daughter are the most incredible blessings and I'm privileged to get to be their mother. 

That's the sweet. 

But what I miss on is my own mother. Her last Mother's Day was in 1991. She was dying. 

We lost Mom to an astrocytoma -- a brain tumor. There were two of them, actually, already huge when they were discovered, and inoperable. Brain cancer is nearly-consistently fatal -- a horrible disease no one ever deserves. 

Mom would be 71 today. I can't really fathom that because, in my mind, she's frozen at 53. 

She met only one of her five grandchildren. Sarah, my niece, was 1-and-a-half when Mom died -- too young to have any memories of her. Mom knew that would be the case. It was one of the things that made her saddest. 

My children know her only from a handful of pictures and from what I tell them. Their Grandma Ann would be so proud of them. They know that, and it's true. I can't begin to convey to them what they have missed by not knowing her. 

My sisters and I do little things for each other's children that go beyond, I think, what we would do otherwise. We try, in some small way, to fill the void. There is no way, of course, to truly do that. 

I love my father dearly. And I know that a father's influence is incredibly important in the life of a child, as my own father's has been in my life. 

Still, there is something absolutely unique about a mother's love. No one else in your life can ever love in quite the same way as your own mother. None of us would even be here, actually, without the love and care of mothers for their children throughout countless generations. 

Happy Mother's Day to us all, whatever our circumstances. For good or bad, for bitter or sweet, in honor of caring mothers everywhere. 

30 comments:

萬宇 said...

色情性愛片破解色情守門人成人色情電影院線上免費色情短片色情動畫影線上免費性愛小說甜心寶貝貼影區都都成人貼圖站都都成人網都都貼片區都都貼圖站都督成人貼圖都督情色網野求拳陰莖套陰道貼圖陰道遊戲最女優最性感美女遊戲最新av女優無碼都都成人貼片都都成人區都都成人往聊一夜情聊天,ut聊天男 聊天室聊天室男同志莉的遊戲處女免費小弟弟影片交流區 小弟弟影片區 貼圖區色情小遊戲

淑惠 said...

True affluence is not needing anything...................................................

YuriS_New家愛 said...

仇恨是一把雙刃劍,傷了別人,也傷了自己.........................

柏強 said...

嘿,你的部落格不錯耶~~只是想跟您問聲好!!........................................

熙辰 said...

好喜歡你的部落格唷,剛下班,要去睡了!!!掰~~..................................................

義珊 said...

文章不求沽名釣譽,率性就是真的............................................................

瓊文TamMcfee0520 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。..................................................

burtong said...

人因夢想而偉大,要堅持自己的理想哦!........................................

rosebarrett94 said...

思想與理論,貴呼先於行動,但行動較思想或理論更高貴......................................................................

陳雅羽 said...

If the quantity is not a lot, I will hand carry..................................................

孫陽泉 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。....................................................................

孟谷 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。....................................................................

堅強堅強 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

王名仁 said...

向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

JasonBirk佳琪 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

珮陽 said...

我真心在追求我的夢想時,每一天都是繽紛的。因為我知道每一個小時都是實現理想 的一部份。..................................................

吳婷婷 said...

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush. ..................................................................

楊儀卉 said...

Poverty tries friends.............................................................

冠宇 said...

天下沒有意把鑰匙,可以打開所有的門............................................................

dawsonfelicia張君dawsonfelicia均 said...

人生最可憐的是半途而廢,最可悲的是喪失信心,最遺憾的是浪費時間,最可怕的是沒有恆心。..................................................

方偉白方偉白 said...

你的文章給我力量!感謝您!!!............................................................

宛真宛真 said...

thanks god for the chance to enjoy so many good artical.............................................................

懿馮綺懿馮綺懿馮綺懿馮綺懿馮綺 said...

世界上沒有本來就應該的事,因為老天爺也沒有劇本..................................................

陳梁雅雯宗翰 said...

我們能互相給予的最佳禮物是「真心的關懷」。.................................................

家唐銘 said...

融會貫通的智慧,永遠不會被遺忘。..................................................

偉曹琬 said...

責人之心責己,恕己之心恕人。............................................................

佳陳生 said...

大肚能容,了卻人間多少事,滿腔歡喜,笑開天下古今愁。..................................................

江仁趙雲虹昆 said...

不論做什麼事,相信自己,別讓別人的一句話,把你擊倒。..................................................

翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

要在憂患恥辱的環境裡,創造我們自力更生的新生活。..................................................

建枫 said...

做些小善事,說些愛的字句,世界更快樂。..................................................