CharlieMC (charliemc) wrote,

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Happy Mother's Day...

First off, I want to wish a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all my friends who are mothers! God bless and keep you. Being a mother must be very rewarding -- and I know it must also be very hard. Keep up the good work.

Having said that, this is always a strange day for me now, with Mom gone. Maybe that's true for all people who have lost their mothers. My neighbor still grieves very hard for her deceased mother, even though her mother was in her 80's when she passed on -- and even though my friend is now in her 70's. I guess it doesn't matter how many years go by or how old you get -- you still miss your mom.

Sure, I've known bad mothers -- and people who weren't able to be close to their mothers. And I've known people who never had a mother of any kind in their lives. So there are certainly exceptions...

Our mother has been gone for more than a decade.

I still think of her often. Sometimes I still dream she's alive (I do so just recently). I still talk to her -- but as I believe she's in heaven and watches over us, I don't find that a strange thing to do, personally.

It's odd when you can't pick up the phone and call your mom. It's strange to think of certain life events that don't include her. How can really important things happen without mom being there to share them?

Well, I guess that ultimately I believe she does share our lives, even now. But Mother's Day is still awkward and odd, with nobody to buy a present and card for (or make something) -- especially in a society where that's been important my entire life. I guess it does hurt -- at least a little bit -- to be motherless on Mother's Day...

Hopefully most of my LifeJournal Friends still have mothers -- and if so, I hope you're enjoying some interaction with your mom today. Cherish these times, because some day we all lose our loved ones, including our mothers...

I'm not sad today or dwelling on my loss, but I'd be lying if I said it hadn't been in my thoughts at all. Commercials alone have a way of making us remember...

Well, I need to get back to work. I'm sure Mom is waving at all her daughters today, from wherever she's sitting. And encouraging Marilyn and me to keep working and get things done, as she knows we must... (smile)

(By the way, sister Sue isn't doing too well right now. She's fainted several times recently. Can you please keep her in your prayers? Thanks!)

Tags: loss, loss-and-love, love, marilyn, mom, mothers-day, prayers, sister-sue, work

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