I'm writing this public letter not for you or I, but for all those people who still have their Mothers in this world.
A Mother's love is like none other. She will love you unconditionally no matter what you do, how you act or speak to her, or even when, especially when, you are in troubled times. My father in law once said, you are only as happy as your unhappiest child. He was so right about that. Anytime anyone in our family was experiencing difficulty Mom was feeling their pain. She asked the rest of us to gather our thoughts, prayers and kindness towards that family member. Having 11 children, 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, you can imagine there was always something going on with one of us. Her mind and heart was probably never at rest.
She had the capacity for love like I have never seen in anyone else. She was sweet, kind and loving. Even through there are 68 people in our family, she managed to treat each of us in a unique and special manner. So much so, we all thought we were her favourite, and we were right, we were all her favourite.
This Mother's Day my Mom wasn't with us, and for the Mother's Days to come we aren't able to hug her, kiss her or present her with a card and gift. As she always kept each of us in her heart we will do the same for her now. All the prayers and positive thoughts she had sent all of us are going right back to her now.
Thankfully I have no regrets. I always loved and admired her, and treated her with love and respect. So I'm asking you to appreciate your own Mother in a very special way.
Being a Mother is like having your heart living outside of your body, so yes we worry, yes we probably remind you about mundane safety things, but we can't help ourselves. We are protecting you as best we can; protecting our own hearts as well, because when a child hurts, a Mother feels it.
Happy Mother's Day, enjoy being a Mother, and your own Mothers as well, whether they are in this world or not.
A Mother's love is forever and cannot be broken by death.
I Love You Momma! The most beautiful person I have ever known.