Sunday, May 8, 2011

Paying It Forward - Happy Mother's Day

Well, this is a hard one. How to blog on Mother’s Day without making it sound morose and depressing when many of us, baby boomers and not, no longer have our mothers with us? I don’t think I’m that good of a writer. I take that back; I know I’m not that good of a writer. I know this because I have tried writing about my mother many times before and still can’t do her justice. So I’ll fall back on the cliché that says a picture is worth a thousand words.

This old snapshot of me holding my son, Jeff, captured the love and pure happiness I felt as a new mother. It was a moment out of a lifetime of joyous moments I've had being a mother. When I look at this picture, I hear my mother’s voice saying over and over again, “It makes me happy to make you happy. Someday when you’re a mother yourself, you’ll understand what I mean.” She was right as usual. Happy Mother’s Day.

1 comment:

  1. First, are a fabulous writer. You inspire me everyday. And second....oh, my goodness!!!! I tell my son that. And I tell him that I never understood what my mom meant when she said the only thing she ever wanted was for me to be happy. I completely understand now. I hope one day he will, too. :) Thank you for writing....and everything!!!!