Here, in America, Mother’s Day celebrations are being prepared or have already commenced. This is not the first year I’ve celebrated without a mother still on this side of the veil, but the first one I’ve had time to consider, I am the elder in my immediate family that holds the rank of mother.
In the extended family, I look to ones in the younger generation and those without children are exercising their motherly traits with animals or sibling’s offspring.
I am thankful for the Facebook site in bringing the family together and the family’s openness in sharing the joys and landmarks as the children are growing into responsible adults.
The past decade has been rough on many, but the strength of character and love has kept family units, and sanity mostly intact. Others within the fold have much to rejoice, and their love with sharing helps shore up unraveling lives.
Facebook has opened up lines to people that may be solitary, yet still have friends young and old that are companions, mentors, or children in their virtual family of like spirits. This is a blessing in connecting.
In each life, there are roadblocks, setbacks, disappointments, and hurts but there is also love, companionship, kindness, and overcoming. The frayed edges are gathered and mended, knitted back into the tapestry of our bloodlines.
Honor your mother whether she was fantastic or distant. Take off the cloak of sadness, put on the rose-colored glasses and celebrate your life.
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and thank you to all the faithful children of blood or spirit.