Happy Mother’s Day

By: Gloria Marie

Today we honor our Mothers, Spend time reflecting on what motherhood means to you. If you are not a Mother, reflect on what it means to be women. Happy Mothers’s Day.

My Mother was an incredibly wise, giving woman. She did not have an easy life, but, she enjoyed life. I can still hear her contagious laughter. She was the family Matriarch and her death left a large whole in our family’s heart. My Mother was my rock through my divorce and through the many years of difficult times I experienced. I can still hear her saying to me, “There is always a rainbow after the storm, stay strong!” How fortunate and Blessed I am.

Today take out your journal and write down some favorite memories you have of times with your Mother. If you were not close to your Mother, write memories of a mother figure, a grandmother or a woman you admire. Our Mother’s are in our DNA and in our hearts forever. The chain of love is not broken even with death. Spend some time honoring them today. They helped you become the beautiful human being that you are.

This is a favorite poem of mine and I post it here in memory of my dear, dear Mother, Aurelia.

[Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome]
Christina Rossetti, 1830 -1894

Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome
Has many sonnets: so here now shall be
One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me
To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home,
To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee
I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome;
Whose service is my special dignity,
And she my loadstar while I go and come
And so because you love me, and because
I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath
Of rhymes wherewith to crown you honored name:
In you not fourscore years can dim the flame
Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws
Of time and change and mortal life and death.

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