Today is Mother’s Day, and Helen and I gathered with some friends to celebrate the occasion. I asked everyone to reflect on their experiences with their own mothers, as well as for those who are mothers themselves to reflect on that part of their lives. While we enjoyed a delicious brunch, people shared memories, appreciations, as well as challenges and wishes.
On this day, my thoughts naturally turn to my own mother, who died just a couple of days before Mother’s Day in 2013. She was the most caring, generous, and loving person I have ever known, and whatever I am in those areas comes mainly from her. She had a heart as huge as the sky. She was a loving presence in my life for over 60 years, from my first breath in life to her last breath in life. She was always there for me, always rooting for me, always eager to do what she could to support me. Of course we had our challenges and conflicts over the years, but the bond was very deep and very caring. It still is, and always will be.
And yet, so many people have not had that kind of experience with their mothers, or a mother themselves. On this day, More