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.

Penny Sue

PS - Can you tell how many babies are in this nest... as small as it is?


Ginger said...

That is a nice tribute to your mom. I too, lost my mom in 2000. Sometimes I want to pick up the phone and call her to tell her something that happened.
I hope you have a special mother's day.

just a little bit shabby said...

Looks like 4 babies to me. I love Robins! They don't have them here in this part of Texas.
I'm sorry you feel so blue, Mom's are special people. I know mine is and I dread the time when I lose her. Try to keep stron, I know she would want you to be. Hugs and more hugs from me to you!!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

So sorry about your mom. That must be hard!

I came by to say thanks for the sweet comment you just left!!!

I bet those birdies are a lot bigger now! Have a great day!

just a little bit shabby said...

Actually today is my birthday! Thanks for the wishes!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Penny, your relationship with your Mom was very special. Indeed you do have a hole in your heart.
The MOM role is very special and your Mom had to have been among the best. :-)

Ginger said...

Hi Penny:
How are you doing? Haven't heard from you for awhile. Hope all is okay on your end.
I just had my son, d.i.l. and grandson here for a visit. The little guy is walking now.