This year…I’ve had some friends lose their mothers. It’s been difficult to read their posts on Facebook or get their phone calls telling me about it. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for some folks. Sometimes we don’t say all we need to say to the folks we love while they are living which leads to regret when they leave this great earth.
Last year…I wrote a Mother’s Day post and I talked about my mom something fierce. I didn’t do it this year, I think I just reposted the one I wrote last year. Anyway…my mom’s on my mind a lot these days…so…I decided to write her a love letter!
She’s my favorite lady you know…here goes!
Dear Mumsy…George…Pearl…(those are all her names I call her!)
You completely and totally rock! I’m so grateful to have a mother like you. I know you don’t consider yourself my friend…but you really have some great friend qualities. God gave me the greatest gift when He paired us. I’m sure you didn’t know where this journey would lead you when I come into the world with all my newborn drama! I mean…did you look at me and go…”now what am I supposed to do with her?” I know I would have!
I can’t say enough how much you mean to me. You’re a great example to me. I remember when I was recovering from surgery how well you took care of me. I always had food to eat…I didn’t have to worry about my clothes or even fixing the bed. But when you were sick…recovering from surgery…I didn’t quite get it right like you did. You had to ask for things because I didn’t think to do them. I’m sorry I messed that up, but know that I’m starting to think ahead like you so…I’m learning to be ready for anything.
Thank you for making me understand that no matter what, you’re still my mom. Even when that meant stepping back and letting me mess up royally…but then you were there to help me put the pieces back together. I can’t imagine not having you there. You knew I needed you even when I didn’t say a word and you were right there…helping me. But you still gave me room to be…
When I was afraid to move forward, you’ve always been right there guiding me. Convincing me that God’s plans were still going on even though I couldn’t see them. You’ve helped me see what a relationship with God looks like. You’re busy doing His work and that includes me! But you didn’t stop there. You’ve shown love to my friends so much so that they won’t let you go either!
Since I’m not there, I feel crazy that I can’t check on you with my eyes like I want to. I have to settle for text messages and phone calls. But I have my friends that you’ve claimed as your own who check up on you and take care of you. They can get a glimpse of what I’ve known about you all along. You’re a great example of God’s love. You show it in everything you do. Whether that’s exercising, playing games, praying for us or baking cakes…you’re showing it!
I love how you love me even though my house isn’t clean like yours. You’ve never come in and said…”ugh..I can’t even sit down to talk because there’s stuff everywhere…”…(I’m working on it…seriously….)….I love how you love me even though I’m not on my fitness routine like you….or that I’m not up on political events like you…(I mean…you know…I’d rather read a book about it than watch MSNBC…lol…)
It might seem like I’m rambling…but these are just things that’ve been going through my mind….I could be selfish and try to keep you to myself…but I can’t do that…then you would be so unhappy to not be able to share yourself the way you do. I’ll say again..I’m so grateful to have you as my mom. There’s no one else I can say that I’d want to be my mom. Yeah…when I was a teenager…I didn’t get you…in my twenties…I was a little crazy…but now…at almost forty…I’ve got it…I’ve really got it. You’re the best mom ever!
I love you to pieces! Now I see how folks will fight about their moms. “You said what about my mama?” POW! – Right in the kisser! Yup. I get it now. Took me awhile…but I’m there…I hope you don’t mind that I’ve shared your letter with everyone…but I kinda felt like shouting it from the rooftop…
I Love you Mumsy!
I’ve seen this little picture a million times on the web. It’s true…these are the stages we go through with our moms…but..I’m glad to be on the sane side of it!
Have you talked to your mom today? If you can…why don’t you call her up…
Until next time,