“Know yourself. Be yourself. Love yourself. Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love.” ― Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

08 May 2011

Mother's Day Surprises

Happy Mother's Day to all... to mom's with kids of all ages, dogs, cats, and everything else that needed to be nurtured.

My mom can make Orchid plants bloom in the hot, dry desert. I don't know how she does it. Over the years I've bought her so many Orchid plants that she's pretty much got all she can handle. To be practical, this year I bought her a new pooper scooper for the horse barn. If you knew my mom, you'd know that's a perfect gift.

My son, who is very busy with college, studying for finals, sent me a very cute card. I love him, he knows how to make me smile.

My daughter, who lives with her father, is my little person I don't talk about much. I don't like to tell the story or to try to explain how this came to be.

Today I received some current pictures of my daughter. This makes me smile and weep all at the same time.

She likes dogs.

She likes to hike.

She is beautiful.

I wish I could sit on her bed and have her tell me all about the items I see on her mirror.

This morning, I wrote about Jessica, I titled it "If".

I won't share the entire document, it's far too personal. Here is a short portion of how it begins:

In the Fall of 1996, I walked in to a clinic for a free pregnancy test.

As I sat on the crinkly paper that covered the examination table, I looked at my toes, the posters on the clinic walls, and I looked up towards the heavens and sighed. Waiting for the results of the blood test, I thought of the possibilities. I knew one thing: If I was pregnant, I could do this.

The nurse walked in to the room and beamed: “CONGRATULATIONS!”. It didn’t matter to her if this was good news or bad news, her voice was full of cheer.

If you could have seen me smile.

I love my children madly, it's an honor to be their mom, they are the best thing that ever happened to me.

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