Friday, May 11, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

As I think about this weekend I can be most grateful because I am lucky and still have a mom.I can not imagine what life would be with out my mom.Granted, I am the baby and the only boy so YES I AM SPOILED!!!!!!!I love my mom so much. She has always been there for me with a hug and an encouraging word.It amazes me the love a parent has for their children.The kids can be the biggest idiot or make some stupid choices and yet mom and dad are always there and love them.I honestly think God did some extra fine tuning on women to be mom's.I am 47(yes I am getting old) and I know my mom still worries about her little baby.She herself will laugh about how she may because she is a mom.I have made some bad choices as a child but also as an adult and my parents have always been there to support me and encourage me.When I decided to get married to a women 8 years older then me and with two kids mom and dad kept quiet. (That was the one time they should have tied me in a chair and slapped me silly till I saw the light).But when the marriage ended they were there for me to support and lift me up.
Do you mom's get a certificate that says you may worry after we are born?

I also think of the many many people who hurt during mother's day because of broken relationships with their mom or their mom is no longer living.The pain these people must feel will never be known to others.As we talk about seeing our mom's and forget about those who no longer have their mom has to be hard.I think of my neighbor who lost their daughter at the age of 30. She left behind a husband and two young boys. To think how these boys will never be able to hug mom and say i love you. The one was young enough that he may not even remember his mom.
Yes Mother's Day brings a mixed blessing to everyone.For those of us who have a mom remember to say "I LOVE YOU MOM".And for the unfortunate one who's mom's have gone to their heavenly home, try to hold onto the special memories you shared.No one can ever ever take away those memories.
May God give all you who lost your mom's a special peace Sunday. God Bless.


libgran said...

My mom has been great too, and I can't even tell you how much I appreciate her! I know I've disappointed her but she still hangs in there with me. It will be so great to have her close this summer. My daughter in law and son are in the process of adoption right now. They've already waited 3 years and every mother's day is painful for both of them. Being a mom is incredibly important!

Beckyb said...

Gosh Brian - should have had you write my Mother's Day post - you said it SO well!!! WE LOVE OUR MOMS!!!

emmie- said...

It's wonderful you have a great relationship with your mother!
What a beautiful post!

Steffie B. said...

What a beautiful post......hope you have a good week! ;)

Roy and Lori said...

Well said!!!

Take care and enjoy your night!

redmaryjanes said...

That is so beautiful Mr. Brian. As a woman who has lost her mother, I want you to know that I am very touched by your post.