|The last time my Mother and "her goys" were together, September 4 2005 for a photo shoot at J. C. Pennys at the Exton Mall, Pennsylvania - our Mother was our best friend - we were so lucky!|
My Mother died September 16, 2010. I was privileged to have her in my life for eight-six years.
Today on Mothers' Day I again remember how much I miss her. I remember how lucky I was to have her for my Mother.
Growing up I thought all children had mothers like my mother. A Mother who loved us (me and my two younger brothers) unconditionally.
A mother who devoted her whole existence to our well being.
Oh sure, my Mother wasn't perfect but where she was perfect was in her total love and caring for "her boys."
|Me with Mom December 2007|
As I became older I was surprised to discover that not all my friends had mothers like mine. I even encountered friends who didn't like their mothers. Mothers who didn't care for them. I have to admit at first this totally confused me, just didn't compute. How could anyone grow up with a mother who didn't care?
My Mother loved received her annual Mothers' Day card from "her boys." Thus this time of year I feel a sense of emptiness that I didn't shop for that special, big, sparkly Mothers' Day card for my Mom.
Happy Mother's Day Mom!
|(left to right) Me, my brother John and Mom 1962|