Mother’s Day is one of those holidays which brings to mind bittersweet memories for those of us who have lost their mom. Mine passed away about 3 years ago, and I think of her at the strangest moments- in the grocery store when I see a favorite food, looking into the sweet face of my first grandson, and knowing she would have loved him.
I would guess this is also a sensitive time of the year for the mothers of children who have passed away as well. They say that the pain of losing a child is a particularly difficult loss. I am fortunate, my 3 children are all living, and will plan on celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend with them all. Thus said, my heart goes out to these women as their loss is indeed great.
I am blessed- I get to hug not only my 3 children, but my DIL Aimee and my grandson Jack, too. He is about 15 months now and I love watching Jack play. He is a climber, so you have to watch him closely or he is liable to be standing on the dining room table. Anyway, my heart melts when I see him. Aimee is a terrific new mom, and I enjoy watching her with Jack, too. Here is the picture of them at Easter together:
So, this year I plan on encouraging new moms, hugging my kids and grandchild, and honor the memory of my mom and grandmothers who are no longer with us.
Any thoughts on this post? Hugs, Carla