May the blessings of God shine down upon all mothers on this special day, and on all of “mom’s” kids whose mothers have gone home to be with our Creator. This day can be especially difficult for us who can’t just pick up the phone to say the simple words “Happy Mother’s Day” And for some of us, this will be the first Mother’s Day without Mom, and it will be hard, and lonely, and confusing, and … and …
My hope would be that you spend time remembering the good times that you shared. You remember, don’t you? The homemade cards, the potholders, the ‘special art’ that was hung on the fridge for all to see. The love that emanated from Mom…her special hugs, the kind that only a Mom can bestow upon us. Do you remember all the times she kissed away our boo-boos, or made sure that the tooth fairy came? Santa was kept alive because of Mom and her conviction that “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” was not a fairy tale. Santa is real because Mom said so! Let’s face it, if Mom said it was so, it was so.
It was Mom who dried our tears through skating accidents and when we weren’t invited to that important party that everyone was invited to… except us. When our first love broke up with us, it was Mom who sat up and shared a dish of ice-cream as she listened to our pain, all the while holding back her own tears so she could seem strong for her beautiful child. Oh, I know we weren’t all beautiful or handsome, but to Mom, watch out if you even inferred that her baby wasn’t the perfect child.
For all who have a Mom that can be called, do it now, before it is too late. Moms and dads need very little but we need to be acknowledged and loved. We know our kids are busy with their lives because we always seem so busy with our own. We always mean to call, but before we know it, it is too late in the evening to make that call, so we plan on doing it first thing in the morning, and the mornings turn into days and weeks and months until it is too late. But I can promise you, and my promise will be attested to by just about every child whose mothers have passed away…I promise you that every Mother’s day is made when they hear the simple words, “Hi Mom”.
So, Happy Mother’s Day to all of you special ladies out there. To each and every one of you, I wish you the happiest of days on this, your very own holiday. Bless you. Look at the beautiful colors in the picture above. Let your senses wonder. Smell them…touch them…enjoy them in your heart because each flower is unique, but no more unique than you are. As beautiful as each and every flower on this planet is, you are even more special. God makes no mistakes, and He made you to be a very special person in your kids lives, so bask in the glory of your day.
While they last, Calumet Park Cemetery will give a flower to all mothers who come on Mother’s Day to visit their loved ones at the cemetery.