Mother’s Day

Sincere wishes for a Happy Mother’s Day to all those mothers, grandmothers, God-mothers and spiritual mothers out there!

Though six months have passed since Mom passed away, her ashes are still not interred thus there is no gravesite to visit tomorrow.  This makes me sad on a number of different levels which are difficult to articulate.

Long ago, for a number of years after accepting the fact of her alcoholism, purchasing and sending a card on this day was beyond difficult.  So many of the sentiments were ones of sweet bygone days, loving relationship changed from parent to friend; words that I could not find in my heart which was full of hurt and anger.

Thank God those days ended and new ones came.  Days when finding just the right card became impossible because many sentiments were ‘right’.  The dilemma I found myself in those ‘new’ days was solved by purchased two or three Mother’s Day cards for her!

I would have liked to have put flowers at her gravesite tomorrow.  Perhaps next year.


7 thoughts on “Mother’s Day

  1. Happy Mother’s Day, Philippa! May God grant you many years.

    Thanks be to God that you found peace with your Mom while she was still alive. And may Her memory be eternal!

    God bless you!

  2. Back in the 1950’s it was common to wear a white rose if your mother was no longer living. –Thanks for the reminder, Meg.

  3. So glad your difficulties with your mother were resolved while she was still living. It used to be the custom to wear a white carnation if your mother had passed on — perhaps you can honor your mother’s memory by doing that, and offering prayers for her.

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