Sunday, May 09, 2010

In memory of....

Who is a Mother?

She is the first person we ever know in life; in reality, we know her before we are even actually born.

She is the person who teaches you that kisses are medicine, and that "boo boos" don't last forever.

She is the person who says you are the prettiest girl in the world, even when you don't feel like you are. She's your biggest cheerleader, encouraging you to try anything -- the worst that can happen is that you don't succeed -- and that there's no shame in that.

She believes in you, even if she doesn't believe in herself....

A mother dedicates songs to you....sings your praises and doesn't stand in judgement.

A mother teaches you how to sit up straight and face forward at the dinner table; not to eat with your mouth open, and to always eat a little "no thank you" helping when dining at another person's house even if you don't necessarily love the options for dinner.

A mother opens her house to your friends, and fills your heart with stories of her youth and how she can relate to what you're going through.

A mother lets you learn your lessons in life, and makes no excuses for you.

A mother is all this and more. There is so much that a mother is, and that a mother does -- and there is very little that can be written that isn't merely just a scratch on the surface.

Rita
"I'm Just a Girl"'s Mom
7/3/1949 - 5/8/2010

"If love could've saved you....you would never have died"

5 comments:

Ladybug's Picnic said...

Oh Rebecca, I am so sorry. Truly. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Suzanne said...

Rebecca, I am so sorry. You and your mom have been in my heart all day. Sending hugs and lots of love.

jilly said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

Suldog said...

My sincerest condolences. My Father passed just before Fathers Day (some 16 years back) so I have some idea of the extra sadness you may be feeling due to the timing. You are in my prayers.

Sons of Liberty Publishing said...

Rebecca, so sorry for your loss.