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Happy Mothers Day

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Tears flowed today in memory of the Mom I miss dearly. I so wish to be able to hug her, I miss her voice, so much. I started writing earlier today about her. And despite some very good stuff it just didn’t seem to be enough. Words like “strong, loving, compassionate.” But so many more things flashed cross my screen. She stepped up so many times in her life she must have thought the man above had put her on a stair-master for life.

Losing her Mom as an infant. Her father gone before 10. Raised in the depression era. A husband gone to two wars with a career of service in the Navy. A widow by age 43 with two young children to raise alone. She didn’t even have a license when my Dad passed.

Sometimes I sit and stare at her pictures I have around my desk. I think about how thankful I am for knowing the appreciation for all I have and have had, by all she didn’t have and all she gave me. I’m sure I got my work ethic from her. I know I got my appreciation for health from her. But so many good qualities all came from her.

Words just can’t express what she did for my sister and I. There are examples in life that sometimes inspire others to better things. She has done this for me and she has my eternal thanks for that and so much more.

All Mom’s are pretty special. I just got blessed and lucky to have an incredible one that overcame so many things.

Happy Mothers Day Mom.
Photo by Mike Hartley

And of course I can’t thank the Mother of my own children enough for her being the best Mother any husband could ask for.


Random Thoughts of the Day

I see a streak of rain that will make the pollen history.

I’m of the belief that you should make special people days special throughout the year and not just one or two days.

I’m feeling inspired. I’m feeling healthy. I’m hoping those feelings continue.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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