Happy Mother’s Day. I was lucky to be the child of a wonderful mother. One who had to take on a dual role as a parent. One that had to work her butt off to keep the family going. One that was compassionate and taught me good values and manners. One that was loving and supportive. One who taught me to respect everyone and share.
I miss her very much. I miss my mother-in-law very much. Once that mother’s love is gone life is different. That sense of history and those stories, those hugs and kisses, those smiles, those acknowledgments, those meals, and those “I love you” are no more. They are memories we draw from.
To me respecting Mom is keeping her love, compassion, hard work, respecting all, and helping those less fortunate going. And as good fortune would have it I got to marry a wonderful girl who became another wonderful Mother in her own right.
I’m only going to get better with practice. And practicing I am. Each day I’m pushing myself harder in my hobbies. Not the stressful kind of pushing but just trying to spend more time each day on my crafts. Trying some new things this week. I’m going to get the paints out and see what I can create.
Random Thoughts of the Day
- It’s going to be a hard 24 hours of work, so I should rest well when my head hits the pillow tomorrow morning at this hour.
- After that gloomy rainy Saturday, it’s nice to see the sun again this morning.
- They say don’t give up hope. Way too many lives have to put that to the test.
- Life is filled with disappointments. Living is moving beyond them.