Today is Mother’s Day. It doesn’t feel so much like it here on a drill site in southern Texas, although I am old enough to be the mother of just about everybody here! I had no idea how old 54 was until I started working as a gate guard.
Mother’s Day is one of the saddest and happiest days of the year for me.
My Mom died 5 years ago. There isn’t a day that my heart doesn’t ache from missing her.
My daughter was born 30 years ago and my son, 2 years later. They’ve completely rewritten my capacity for love. It’s an honor to be their Mom.
We’ve all been reminded for weeks that Mother’s Day was coming and we should buy cards and flowers and diamonds. If I could buy anything, it would be time with my Mom and time with my children and grandchildren.
I can’t be with them today, except in my heart. Whether you’re celebrating this day with your family, or missing them; it seems to me like it’s a good time to remember, if the memories are tender or to forgive, if the memories are hard.
Martina McBride sings about being a mother so beautifully, I thought it would be a fitting Mother’s Day tribute. Once again, this is for you, Jennielee.
I love you so much, Jennielee and Dan.