Sunday, May 11, 2008

the sunshine comes


"The first thing I did this morning was remember you. I fixed my coffee, like every other morning...but then I sat down with your memory. I couldn't decide whether to cry or laugh, so I did both. I have to get all the clouds out of the way so that when the sunshine comes-(Emma, Lily and Mathew) I will have a place made ready for new joy to leave it's mark."

I write today for all moms, boy oh boy- do we deserve a day! And also...to the moms who are missing someone.

My hope for you, for me...that even though the day might begin with tears, the hours that follow might hollow out a way so that only sunshine permeates our hearts. That the photograph you hold in your hands might speak of timeless moments, of stories that you and I will never forget. Of the cards stuffed in a drawer some where...of homemade gifts that their sweet teachers had the good sense and richness of spirit that encouraged their students to remember mom. All these things, these little trifle things...speak of love- then, now and always. I hope (if not this day, then in time)...these precious memories will swell up in you and burst forth like the joy you knew the moment your child was born.

Happy Mother's Day...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Mothers Day, my friend. I always look forward to a new installment. We must get together and talk and talk and talk. I want to hear all about it(whatever the topic is) and I want to share what I know with aquaponics and aquaculture and hydroponics. From your friday lunch FAN, Dan, email me sometime at dmgaqua@yahoo.com

bam said...

dear gorgeous.......only just saw this today, and you reminded me what a gift each hour is, and i tried and tried to imagine breathing if one of my boys was taken away from me.....that you not only keep breathing but fill the air with poetry and truth astounds me. it's why i love you.......you are a holy marvel. i hope the sunshine poured on you like melted butter on a stack o' hotcakes. (best made by the children whom you so dearly serve, hand and foot.) xoxoxoxoxo

citizen of the world said...

Hi, you stopped by my blog while I was away, and now that I'm home and the jetlag fog is receding a bit, I wanted to stop and say hello and thanks for the nice comment. I just read back a bit and will retunr again.

A belated Happy Mother's Day to you.

Lorrie said...

What a beautiful, beautiful post...