I hope everyone enjoyed your families today. If you are blessed to still have your mother, I hope she had lots of smiles and laughter with you today. If you have lost your mother, I hope you had peaceful moments to reflect on your memories of moments with her.
You know there is a reason the first word we learn is “Momma” and that is because she is the first person we meet when we enter this world. In her arms is where most of us first experience those feelings of love, peace and security. As a young child, just being in the same room with my mother was comforting.
Growing up and learning the vulnerability of my mother was my first step into adulthood and acceptance that this goddess was human after all. I realized that one day our roles would reverse and she would need to lean on me. I call it “Momma Duty” and I am happy to oblige.
“Momma Duty” may not pop up at an opportune time but it always gets priority and my undivided attention. With patience and love, I put on my “Dutiful Daughter” hat and get to it simply because it is Momma.
Always in the back of my mind are the words of my father when my grandmother died. He told me, “You and your sister are my daughters and I love you. Your Mother is my wife and I love her, too. But, there is nobody like Momma and I have lost my Momma.”
If the laws of nature prevail, one day I will bury my mother. Until that moment, I will love this imperfect goddess and strive to show her my appreciation each day for all she has done for me in my life.
I hope all of you have the same feelings for your mother.
So on this day, I want to simply say:
God Bless All Mothers and Daughters!