There’s something special about moms. And, it’s not just having a mom that’s special; BEING a mom is something special too. We have that special ability to nurture, love, kiss the owies away, and somehow make everything ~ and I mean everything ~ better. I don’t know what the magic is, but it is pure magic. Actually, yes I do know what it is. It’s love. Mothers are love. Now, if you’re reading this and you do not have a mother who exhibits that kind of love (and, unfortunately, this does happen), I have come across some very good news! …… There are lots of wonderful, loving moms in this world!
Having just lost my mom, I felt like I lost the only person who could ever love me like only your mom can. What I found out was that those of my family and friends who are also moms, have been able to do a pretty fantastic job of loving, nurturing, and caring about each other through this loss. It’s like being held in the arms of your motherthrough the experience of being loved by other moms. Nothing can ever replace the love of our own mother, but this has truly been magical. And knowing that I, a mom, provide that same love to my family and to others …… well, it’s just the most wonderful gift to give.
I am a member of MOMS Club Temecula – Vineyards. I must publicly say to my fellow moms in that chapter,Thank you for all of your support and for all of your love. This group of women has taken me under their wing. They have even gifted me with a beautiful angel that sits in my back yard in memory of my mom. She has a flower that lights up at night, so I can always see her. How sweet is that! (Thank you, Debra P!) We moms support each other and our families with such unconditional love ~ it’s really a beautiful thing to be a part of. [If you are not involved in a MOMS Club and would like to be, please feel free to e-mail me and I would be happy to help put you in touch with the appropriate chapter for your area (firstname.lastname@example.org).]
So, for all of the moms that you know, all of the moms that love and support you, that nurture you in some way, that hug you or touch your arm, or simply listen while you cry, or even those moms that help you take care of your children in some way ….. they are an extension of the love of your own mother ~ whether she is still living or not. Love is the connection. Mothers are their own unique fold. It was in my mother’s nature to be generous, loving and caring. It is becoming my experience that that is a universal truth about “mothers.”
This month, I would like to say thank you to all of the moms in the world who touch the lives of their children, other people’s children, their husbands, their parents, grandkids, friends, and anyone else who needs a loving smile or hug. I honor you. I thank you for being a living and breathing continuation of my mom, and I thank you for everything that you do for everyone around you.
Happy Mothers Day!