When I think of my mother
my heart and eyes well with tears.
This is a hard Mother's Day.
It will be the first Mother's Day with my mother gone.
As I reflect on all the things I love about her
I realize there isn't enough room on a page to explain how much she means to me.
I am the eighth child.
The baby of the family.
I loved being her baby.
I will always be my mother's baby.
There is something about a mother's eyes that see your soul.
A mother who is always happy when she sees your face.
I was blessed to have 54 years with this amazing woman.
I wanted more.
To all the mothers out there whose mothers are not here,
I send my love and understanding.
To all the mothers who celebrate this day with their children, their mothers, grandmothers or those who they love with a mothers love,
I send up a heaven filled with stars
and more flowers then you can hold.
I send you the peaceful sleep a new mothers craves and long visits an old mama hopes for.
Happy Mother's Day,
from me to you!