It’s May, and Mother’s Day is just around the corner. For me, it brings about mixed emotions. I lost my mom quite suddenly 9 years ago – she was only 62. Although time hasn’t healed like they say it’s supposed to, it has helped me accept the fact that she’s gone. She never got to see my kids. In fact she only got to meet 3 of her 7 grandkids. So when Mother’s Day rolls around, I feel sad – because I still miss her, and because my kids never got to know her. But it’s hard not to feel happy too. I have a 3 year old and a soon to be 5 year old. It’s a feeling that I didn’t get until I became a parent. I absolutely love this age, and now Mother’s Day has a new meaning. A mother is the glue that holds a family together…at least my mom was. And althought she’s gone, boy I hear her everyday. She’s helping me raise my kids and, I hope, helping me to be as good of a mom as she was.
I’m going to add a couple links here.
Angel of Love is a song I wrote after we lost mom. It’s about her relationship with my nephews – her grandsons
Cuddle is one I wrote about my kids – I only wish I could keep them small forever (did I mention I love this age!)
This Mother’s Day, I’m going to enjoy the day with my family…and, by the way, happy Mother’s Day Mom.