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"Lasting Love of a Mother" by Rolly A. Chabot
We are fast approaching the time of year when one day is set aside to honour Moms all over the world. Some are still with us and some have passed on. Some of us are caught in the place where Mom is still with us and yet struggles with memory.
No matter where you find yourself, my prayer for you is that you find comfort and peace. Gather around for a while and lets take the time to think of our Mom's and what they have given to us unselfishly.
If you are a Mom as I know many of you are I would like to thank you for being there for each of your children and nurturing the way that you have over the many years. You are all precious and may your day be filled with much love and understanding.... Above all else know that you are dearly loved.
As some of you know this is my Mother. She has just turned 92 and is still with us. We are blessed even though she is caught up in her own world. Mom has not known me for a few years now but the love is still there in her tender touch, in her eyes and in her smile. Do I miss her?
Yes of course I do. Mom was a rock in her time, she saw many things in her life that brought pain and yet she forged ahead. The legacy she left in each one of her four children was too never give up. To face the battle no matter the odds. If you believed in yourself you could accomplish anything and she was a living testimony to accomplishments.
At the age of 75 Mom decided she wanted to become a painter. All of us children's homes are blessed with some of her creations. I have been called to carry the torch and learn the craft now as I was the one who got all of Moms painting supplies. Can I paint like Mom, yes if I set my mind too it.
You are and were loved.
For those who find this to be a lonely time my prayer for you is you find peace and comfort in knowing that you were loved before your loss and are still loved today. Many of you have families of your own, some have grandchildren. To you I say thank you for giving the way that you have. It is through their teaching that you have become who you are today.
I do believe our mothers whether they are with us or not live with in us. I mentioned today to a friend who is struggling to take the time to stop and look into the mirror and find her Mom. Trust me she is there, she is in your features, your eyes, your ways and especially in the way that you love. Be still and listen to the many gifts she left you with, they are many.
Think of the sacrifices that you have made for your children. Think of the teachings you have instilled into them and now what you are teaching the grandchildren. Yes your mother is still with you today. Take comfort knowing she is.
For Moms All Over
In closing I would like to thank each of you for what you have given to your families. You are very special and you are dearly appreciated. Many of you write from the heart and it shows in your words.
Mothers Day comes around but once a year according to the calendars of the world but not in my calendar. It should be each and everyday. Why would we just take a day to say I love you when we can do each and every day.
To all of you mothers, please accept this small flower as a gift of love and respect for you. Stop and study it and look at its perfect design, flowing lines and soft colours. It speaks of each of you. Thank you for who you are... know that you are dearly loved.
© Rolly A. Chabot
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