Today is a very special day in my life. It marks the 15,509th day of my life. Today is the number of days that my mother lived. Today marks the cross-over point where I am now alive longer than my mother lived. Oh, she died so young! Today, I feel more young and alive than I have ever felt, so I can’t imagine what she must have been feeling as she crossed over. Such a short life… so much more to do and to share. So, today, I dedicate my writing to my sweet, wonderful mom, who lived such a short time, but taught me so much in her brief time here on earth.
This blog is devoted to my mom. I want to share with you the top three lessons I learned from her.
Lesson 1: Be Forgiving
My mother had the kindest, sweetest, most open heart of anyone I’ve ever known. It’s no wonder she left this earthly plain as early as she did. I suppose heaven needed her angelic gifts. My mom would accept anyone into her home for as long as they needed a place to stay. She would cook for them, take care of them, and love them unconditionally. Despite the concerns of those around her fearing she was being taken for granted, my mother would dole as much love and affection she had to those who needed her love and support.
I learned to be forgiving and accepting from my mother.
Lesson 2: Be Gracious
My mother was so appreciative of any and all gifts bestowed upon her. She took nothing for granted. She exuded class and style with every movement and gesture from another. My mother never made anyone ever feel “less than” or not worthy of her time, her energy or their offerings. She was the epitome of grace and gratitude. I was in awe of her.
I learned gratitude and appreciation from my mother.
Lesson 3: Be Fun
My mother had a fun, witty, effortless humor about her. She found delight in the simple and casual moments. She had a deep, hardy laugh and it seeped deep into you, leaving you feeling light and loving. I always felt better just being in her presence… feeling her light-heartedness and her extraordinary gift to put everyone at ease. I miss her laughter, and I miss her light.
I learned how to find the fun in ordinary moments from my mother.
It’s been over 21 years since her passing, and I still miss her so. I wish I could see her. I wish I could share my stories and my life with her, and I wish I could see her growth from her own journey. But, being as intuitive and connected to the pure positive energy that we all are, I can feel her. I still have a relationship with her. It just looks different and feels different than it would if she were still alive. And, while I’m grateful for her “whispers” and guidance, a hug from her sure would feel nice.
I pray to you, I hear you, I love you… always. Thank you for your love and your life lessons. Forever, your girl.
LOVE IT: I LOVE THE WOMAN I BECAME BECAUSE OF MY MOTHER’S GUIDANCE.
THANK IT!: I AM SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE EXPERIENCED THE LOVE OF MY MOTHER.
BRING IT!: I CARRY MY MOTHER IN MY HEART AND TEACH MY CHILDREN WHAT SHE TAUGHT ME.
Life is so precious… don’t waste it. Not a single day! Shout “I HAVE TODAY to love my life!” Love all the good, the bad, the gifts, the grace, the lessons and most of all, the laughter.
PS: This is blog post #54. Her birthday was 5/4. Coincidence… I think not! Oh, how I love the way the universe works!
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