Sunday, May 14, 2006
Honour your mother...and clean your room too
(To the rest of us - "Listen to your mother dear!")
I wrote a couple of tributes to my birth and adoptive moms over on granny if you're interested.
I would have wished my mom a happy mother's day, but she's half way around the world, and they don't celebrate Mother's Day in the Philippines. I guess I'll have to make it up to her when she comes the US for a visit!
She has momentary flashes of clarity, and as we prepared to depart she began weeping like a child, begging us not to go, begging us to take her with us, begging to go home. It was hard, hard to walk away and leave her crying, to leave her in that cold, sterile room.
Cherish your mothers while you have them. They are too soon taken from you. Even after 96 years it is too soon. It is always too soon.
Mothers are a deep blessing - and the opportunity to tell one she is loved is valuable.
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