A Mother’s Day Note

I love my Mom.

She brought me into this world crying, she fed me and clothed me, she guided me as I made my first hesitant steps. But she did so much more: she comforted me when I fell down and scraped my knee; she listened when I spoke of my fears at school; she encouraged me when I wanted to something that was unexpected. She encouraged me to be independent, to follow a path that would help me achieve my goals.

When I became a mom myself, I understood more the little sacrifices my mother had made for me. Since the pain of childbirth, she had put me beforeย herself. She had given us, my sisters and I, the best of what she could give. She did her best to protect us, as I now do with my own children. She would give freely to us herself and the material things we needed as I now give to my own.

I love my Mother.

Even though we now live far apart, I welcome every time we can connect. I am thankful for the technology that allows me to speak to her often, and to see her face as she speaks to me. I enjoy hearing her voice as she speaks of the current quilting project and the daily experiences of her life. I treasure her laugh and her wise words.

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I love you Mommy.

Thank you for all you have done for me. The actions, the advice, the wise words. I would not change you for any other.

Happy Mother’s Day.

(This post was inspired by Jake and by Kellie Elmoreย as well as the Daily Prompt)

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44 thoughts on “A Mother’s Day Note

  1. Because of the work I do, I realize how fortunate those of us are who do have a mother that did the things she did for us. You are fortunate indeed. Happy Mother’s Day to your mom!

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    1. I was extremely lucky growing up. My mother was a stay-at-home mom and I have come to appreciate what that meant for both me and her. I am always grateful to both my parents for the sacrifices they made in order for me to come home after school and have my mom there.

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  2. “…I am thankful for the technology that allows me to speak to her often, and to see her face as she speaks to me. I enjoy hearing her voice as she speaks of the current quilting project…” – via SKYPE?
    greetings by
    knitting-project

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    1. Always via Skype. This technology allows me to speak to her frequently. I often am grateful for this invention as I am able to “visit” with my mom ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes, having wonderful people in our lives certainly makes it a more positive experience than without them. I am lucky to have quite a few in mine ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Such a lovely tribute to your mom Colline and you are indeed blessed to have a loving mom. She is lucky as well to have a beautiful and caring daughter like you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Lovely entry and post hon. *big hugs*

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  4. Until we become mothers ourselves, we do not understand the amount of sacrifices our mothers make for their children.
    Nice tribute to your mom.

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  5. A tragedy about modern life is the number of people who have only occasional contact with parents. It is not a natural state for humans, and I’m sure the general quality of life is the poorer for it.

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  6. A very sweet tribute to your mother, Colline. I think we sometimes do have to become a mother to have an idea of all that our mother did and gave up for us. I remember having the same epiphany as I held and rocked my first son in the middle of the night.

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    1. Mine came a little later when going through the night time feeding and the caring of an infant. The realisation has struck me again through each stage of my babies’ development.

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  7. Lovely post about your mom. (And happy belated Mother’s Day!) I am thankful to live fairly close to my parents. I see them a couple times a month. Skype is a great alternative when face-to-face isn’t an option, though!

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