As the holiday of Mother’s Day approached, I at first was dreading this “celebratory” holiday. Now that my mom has dementia…well, honestly, I just find it sad.
However, the other part of my heart is so full of gratitude for the sweet memories…so many of them!
So, Mom,…THANK YOU:
- for taking me to church and sewing me dresses
- for Joy Club and piano lessons
- for canning beans and baking (angel food!) cakes
- for chicken bouillon and honey toast (on sick days)
- for rocking me and rocking my babies
- for crooning “Let’s Talk about Jesus” and “I Will Greet the Day with Singing”
- for phone conversations and precious, yearly visits
- for Christmas gifts and Emergency hospital visits
- for hugs around the neck and (figurative) pats on the back
Oh, Mom, I love you. You have loved me well. I pray I can make my boys feel as loved and cherished as you made me feel.
Happy Mother’s Day to you…
(My mom, baby me, and my sister Susan)
And to my Mother-in-Law – Thank you for shaping and raising the boy… who would grow up to be the man …that I get to share breakfast with each morning. You did an amazing job!
And now, I’m turning over this post to him (a first!)…for a message to you… Happy Mother’s Day!
I’m not much of a writer but I do love my mother so I should give this a whirl. I’m glad, Mom, that you are doing so well. We actually just chatted. I’m grateful to you for many things as well. Here’s a few of my memories:
- Your love for Jesus
- Your love for Dad: Someone once said that if you love your spouse it has more affect on your parenting than anything else. You have always loved and honoured Dad.
- Your love for us kids: As a child/teen I had lots of words to get out and a tough time doing it. You and Dad never made me feel like I was handicapped even though I had a severe stutter. All four of us were treated equally and encouraged in our areas of interest.
- Your love of music: You taught me to love music, to love singing, and to work hard at it (even though piano lessons didn’t go so well for me). I can still hear your clear, strong alto voice.
- “Pass around the salad ‘till its gone” – You never gave up trying to get us to eat healthy.
- “….just quickly get it done…” — Your work ethic and energy still amazes me at your age of ….49 …….
- There’s more, but I’ll leave that for another day. Thank you for being my mother. I hope I always do you proud.
Love ya mom!!