SPECIAL DEDICATION FOR MOTHERS’ DAY
This is dedicated to those who have mothers that have died………bring the memories of your mother to this special day by remembering…. honoring the past.
And for those who have had a death of a child…while remembering and loving them… if you also have children that are still living…love and value them.
The young mother set her foot on the path of life. “Is this the long way?” she asked.And the guide said “Yes and the way is hard. You will be old before you reach the endbut the end will be better than the beginning.”
The young mother was happy; she would not believe that anything could be betterthan these years. So she played with her children, she fed them and bathed them, andtaught them how to tie their shoes and ride a bike and reminded them to feed the dog,do their homework and brush their teeth.
The sun shone on them, and the young Mother cried, “Nothing will ever be lovelier than this”. Then the nights came, and the storms and the path was sometimes dark, the children shook with fear and cold, and the mother drew them close and covered them with her arms, and the children said, “Mother, we are not afraid, for you are near, and no harm can come.”
And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead, and the children climbed and grew weary. The mother was weary too; but at all times she said to the children, “a little patience and we are there”. So the children climbed, and as they climbed they learned to weather the storms. And with this the mother gave them strength to face the world.
Year after year, she showed them compassion, understanding, hope and unconditional love. And when they reached the top they said, “Mother, we would not have done it without you.”
The days, weeks, months and years went on and the mother grew old and she became little and bent. But her children were tall and strong, and walked with courage. The mother looked down at night, looked up at the stars and said “this is a better day than the last, for my children have learned so much and are now passing these traits to their children.” And when the way became rough for her, they lifted her and gave her their strength, just as she had given them hers.
One day they came to a hill, and beyond the hill they could see a shining road and golden gates flung wide. And mother said:”I have reached the end of my journey. And now I know the end is better then the beginning for my children can walk with dignity and pride, with their heads held high, so can their children after them.” And the children said, “You will always walk with us, Mother, even when you have gone through the gates.”
And they stood and watched her as she went on alone, and the gates closed after her; they said “We cannot see her, but she is with us still. A mother like ours is more than a memory. She is a living presence.”
Your mother is always with you. She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, she’s the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick and perfume that she wore, she’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not feeling well, she’s your breath in the air on a cold winter’s day. She’s the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow, she is Christmas morning.
Your mother lives inside your laughter. She’s crystallized in every tear drop. A mother shows every emotion. Happiness, sadness, fear, jealousy, love hate, anger helplessness, joy, sorrow and all the while hoping and praying you will only know the good feelings in life. She’s the place you came from, your first home, and she’s the map you follow with every step you take. She’s your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you…..
Not time, not space…..not even death! Remember, love and cherish her.