Sunday, May 08, 2005

happy mothers day

what can i say about my mother? she lives 1200 miles away from me and i never get to see her anymore. i miss her. my mother is stronger than most women, i believe. she is rather unemotional in comparison to most of the women i have met. i remember when i was a kid, i used to go to her to ask for things i wanted because i was sure that she be more of a pushover than dad. it wasn't till i was an adult and a father in my own right that i realized that my father was the soft touch. my mother was hard as nails, but somehow managed to fool me into thinking she was easier to con than dad. hooray for her! she is a genius. she saved my dad from making many wrong decisions out of compassion for his children god only knows how often. i remember many times stopping her as she walked through the house and giving her a warm hug because i loved her so much. once she caught me hitting a girl, and i don't remember what she said but i know i never ever hit a woman again and never will. she taught me integrity and to be honest and helped me find christ simply by being christlike. she told me one time that women as a rule wouldn't make good bosses because they were too emotional and yet she would have made an excellent boss in her office and was disappointed more often than she would admit to when she was passed over for promotion. i regret that i didn't do a very good job of saving those special memories that most people have regarding their mother. my dad died on a monday morning in my mother's arms, but 2 days later she entered through her churches doors as she always did whenever the church was open the sae way she always did, with a warm smile, greeting everyone with a true christian love. dad was the only man my mother had ever dated, and they were married for 52 years and she loved him with a love i know i have never experienced. the evening of his memorial service, left alone in her now empty bedroom, mom lifted her eyes toward heaven because she knows that is where he is, and said, "well, dad, are we having fun yet?" i don't know what that means to you but i know what it means to me. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, MOM.

1 comment:

Trish said...

What a nice tribute. Your Mom sounds like an amazing woman.