my mom and me

This is not a typical Beautiful Calligraphy post about Mother’s Day and quotes about mothers. It’s a personal post about my mom.

It’s not that I don’t miss her every day, but on Mother’s Day the sadness is especially raw. My mother was a wonderful person- kind, patient, funny, loving, liberal (to a point)- and there’s not a day that goes by when I don’t think about her.

It’s been almost 6 years since she’s gone, but she’s still here living inside me. Sometimes I laugh and hear her laugh. Sometimes I look in the mirror and see how I’m looking more like her as I age.

I’m so glad that I didn’t leave anything unsaid before my mom (or father) died. I feel very lucky about that.

Sometimes I pity my daughter and son when I think about the grief that they will feel when I’m gone – because we too, have a very close relationship. When I read about people dying and seeing their beloved relatives and friends as they are passing, it’s the one hope I hold about death. Being with my mother again.

My suggestion: say what you feel in your heart- don’t wait. Be in the moment with your mom – and all the people you love. Because life is fragile and can be over very unexpectedly.

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