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~ Mother's Day reflection... repost ~

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Today is "Mother's Day"... Not a very happy day for me though because my mom is no longer alive, and I miss her terribly.

I'm sitting here reflecting on the good and bad times I had with my mom and found myself trying to figure out if my mom knew how much I really loved her. If she were here I would tell her that, "you are one of the most important people in my life and that though we have had our misunderstandings, I love you dearly. That I miss "our" talks that we had about everything and nothing...the laughter we shared.... the time we spent looking at "our favorite soap operas" and sitcoms, especially "Roseanne"... How I really did appreciate and value your advice, even though I acted otherwise, and that I don't blame you for trying to prevent me from making some of the same mistakes that you made... you only wanted the best for me... after all I was your "only" child, your "little girl".... and how I now realize that being a mom is not an easy task and that it isn't about being perfect, but instead, just doing the best that you can! ... and that I am sorry that I didn't quite get it until it was too late, but that now I understand that you had your own unrealized hopes and dreams, and just how much you sacrificed, unselfishly, to stay at home and take care of me and dad... and lastly, that you understood me more then anyone in this life ever will ...and that you were not only my mom, but my best friend...

Let this day speak volumes the importance of showing your appreciation, not just on, "Mother's Day", but as often as you can...


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