Sunday, May 13, 2007

What's It For?

Well, I started a post this afternoon, but even before then I had a bunch of sentimental thoughts when I took a walk this a.m. I was thinking about the women that don't get to celebrate Mother's Day or the ladies who have lost their moms already and are sad on a day like today, and then that made me feel sad and melancholy, and I was mentally wishing happiness to those people known and unknown in my life. I wondered what it would be like to wake on a day like today, to see mothers with newborns being strolled, to wake up and miss your own mother terribly and I felt sad for those who were feeling sad today. I think it should be a day for everyone, mothered, unmothered, mothering, unmothering to just experience the knowledge that there either is or was a special person in your life at one point, maybe she's not here anymore, maybe there are some relationships that need to be mended, maybe she wasn't the best mother, or the greatest caregiver, but there was a person out there that chose to either give you life, or give you the opportunity to be loved by a family who needed you, and that we should all be thankful for that one person who took us in our arms when we were teeny tiny and unaware and kept us fed and clothed and loved and safe.

And that's what we should be thinking of on a day like today.

So, I guess I am saying Happy Mother's Day to all those people who have brought the people that I know into my life, and I hope you took the time today to acknowledge a special woman in your life, whether it be your sister, you mother, your aunt, a cousin, your grandmother, a great-aunt, a friend.

I'm not sure how many Mother's Days in my life that I've not been able to talk to my mother but I'm thinking that where she is right now, she may have access to the internet, and surely she is checking in with Manic Mom. So, mom, I love you very much and thank you for the life you gave me. Without you, I am literally nothing.

10 comments:

TTQ said...

Happy Mother's Day

Eileen said...

Happy mom's day to you- you deserve it.

Swishy said...

It is so sweet to think of other people on Mother's Day. And that is why I love my Manic! I hope you had a great day. Did he wear his shirt???

Rhonda said...

What a wonderful post. You have a beautiful heart.

Amie Stuart said...

That was very sweet! Happy mother's Day. I lost my mom in 2001 and I still can't buy my step-mom a card that says Mom on it. On top of that Saturday was my bio mom's birthday -- we don't speak and haven't in 9 years (and it's not of my choosing). So thanks again....

Alicia said...

Thanks for that...
Hope you had a happy Mother's Day, too.
Did Hubby wear the I HEART HOT MOMS tee?

Manic Mom said...

Mr. Manic, as I have now renamed him, did not wear the shirt on Mother's Day.

He laughed at it. I told him to put it on. He said, "Not for nothin, but I'm not wearing this today."

Apparently, I married someone with a bit of class. Who knew?

Angelena said...

My mom died 1/15/06 at the age of 50. Im barely 31..... its hard. I wanted to scream from the roof to my mom, in hopes that she would hear me and maybe reach out those arms of hers to hug me.....

Mother's day is hard for me.... but somehow, the smiles on my childrens faces and the hugs I get from them and all of the "I love you's" i hear..... makes it better.

Happy Mother's Day Manic... thanks for posting this.....

Hugs..

Angelena

Angelena said...

PS, my boyfriend has that "I love hot moms" tee.... and yeah, he wears it... HAHAHHA!

Manic Mom said...

Oh Angelena, I am so sorry about your mom's death.