I would like to personally talk about my mother and what she meant to me. My mother's name was Dorothy and to me, she was a wonderful, beautiful mother that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world. My mother lost her battle to colon cancer in 1990 when I was only 10 and my sister 17. Being a young child and trying to understand what death is and navigate through a relentless world without your mother is a difficult thing to say the least. Trying to do this still affects me to this day. My mom had a beautiful soul. She would give the clothes off of her back to anyone. She just had a giving spirit. Watching her pray for the sik, managing to hold down a job and be a loving wife inspired me to want to be a good mother to my own children one day.
Memories are one of the best things you have when you lose someone. You will remember them vividly. I remember a time when she helped me draw a bear poster once when when I had to turn in a poster drawing of a book I read when I was 7. I remember when I told her I didn't feel well and she immediately took me to the doctor. I remember going to church all the time and her praying and singing hymns that filled her soul with joy! I could go on and on about memories of my mom, but memories can soothe an aching heart and calm a broken spirit. I hold them near and dear to my heart.
Simply put, my mom was a great mom. I feel we had a spiritual connection that reached beyond death, if that makes any sense at all. One thing I can tell you if you still have your mother….cherish her because you only get one! I didn't realize that my time with my mom would be so short, but I hold on to the fact that I had that time. Some people don't get anytime at all with their mothers. I am forever grateful for the beautiful times I did have with my mom. So on that note, hold your mother close, tell her you love her, and cherish that I moment! I wish I could!
Happy Mother's Day