Sunday, May 10, 2009
Happy Mother's Day!
Today is a precious, bittersweet kind of day, depending on who you are and how you perceive this day. I for one struggle with it sometimes. Mom passed away in 1998. Even though it seems like a long time ago, and no matter how much more time goes by, I'm certain I will always feel the same way on this day. I feel a tremendous void in my heart and life where she used to fill. She was first my Mom, but also so many other hats were worn by her. She was my very best friend, my champion, my therapist, my personal comedian (she was so quick witted), my teacher, my lesson of unconditional love, and best of all and most importantly, my prayer warrior. Suffice it to say that I miss her terribly today.
However, I also feel deep joy and appreciation for the opportunity to be a step mom. The Lord has given me an awesome stepson.
So, Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there with this blessed opportunity. Hats off to you for your commitment, sacrifices, love and guidance. No matter your age... a job well done is something to be proud of. And a little side comment, if you still have your own mom living on this earth, cherish every moment you have with her, because you will miss her... and nothing will ever quite fill that void.
PS - Can you tell how many babies are in this nest... as small as it is?