Haven’t most of us experienced that same thought Robert Frost expressed so eloquently? When my younger brother David died… I remember it was early March and daffodils were just popping up-a pretty day for anything … but… my younger brother’s funeral.. two months short of graduation. As crowds of friends and family gathered to express condolences… I remember one expression repeated several times… along the lines of ” It will be alright… ” life goes on.”
Life goes on. How? I thought… mother had lost her husband at 31, then her left hand to bone cancer… then thought she had lost Ben, my older brother, when she got a MIA telegram on Mother’s Day… changed to wounded when they found him (and what was left of his platoon) and now her ” baby” David was gone to a genetic disease (Marfan’s Syndrome). I was so angry ” Why God?” When is enough enough?”
I was so worried about mother… how could she go on… yet I watched this amazing woman pick up the pieces of her heart, one more time, and follow in God’s footsteps.
So you see why I don’t have to wait until Mother’s Day to remember mom… With my mom… every day was and is Mother’s Day in my memory… in my heart ! What a gift God gave me in that courageous mentor of a woman …
So until tomorrow … Life does go on and if we are really lucky we take those who understood this with us in our memories and never stop living life to the fullest!
Mother attending my May Day festival my senior year at Erskine! 💗
Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh
So happy to see Tommy and Kaitlyn trying out so many new adventures in Dingle.
Life does go on with plants too… the deer left two buds on one hibiscus and they both bloomed ( Take that “deer”!)
And look … finally the Lilies are starting to bloom!
What a beautiful and strong woman your mother was! You are blessed to have those same qualities! Happy Mother’s Day to you!
Thank you Janet!!!! Have a memorable Mother’s Day!!!!! 🙂
Your Mother was formidable….never letting up…kinda like her daughter…as your message said you gotta keep going…
Thank you Gin-g!!! You were also blessed with an amazing mother …have a Happy Mother’s Day!!!