My Mother, My Life

Dear Mother. I wish I had understood you better in our years together. I’ve had a lot of time now to come to see you from my own perspective as a mother and as a daughter. A mother who is a bundle of unresolved complexities is never easy. Our culture glorifies that woman who is […]

Starring….”Mother”

My most important role in life has been “Mother”.  I took on the role with some false assumptions and no realistic script. Not even an audition. Getting the part was much simpler than other occupations I later tried. There was no training, no exam, not even routine practice questions. That’s why I call it a […]

…on Being Your Mother

Dear Child of Mine, Life changed in the moment you were born.  My thoughts and feelings swirled around the room.  Like a life force they poured from my heart and head, swooshing about and resting on you as I held you in my arms.   Instantly you were wrapped in a warm blanket of love and […]

Send that Gift…to a Mother Who Needs It!

It’s Mother’s Day. When Anna Jarvis trademarked the name in 1912, it is said that she specifically wanted it to be singular, rather than plural. Her intent was that individual Mothers would be celebrated, not all of the Mothers in the world.* I don’t have the imagination to think of each individual Mother in the […]

Our Daughters, Our Sisters

Mother’s Day is approaching. I am one of the lucky mothers. I may not see or speak to every one of my children and grandchildren on this coming Sunday, but as of today, I know that they are safe and well. They have not been stolen. They have not been killed or maimed by accident […]

What do you REALLY think, Mother?

NOTE: For those of you looking for Mother’s Day Letters, just check under form letters or press the tag for “Mother’s Day”. I’ve never quite grasped the true meaning of Mother’s Day.  Although it’s an interesting concept. Is it like Labor Day…but a day off for Mothers? Is it a training ground for young children, […]

…To Mom on Mother’s Day

NOTE.  This is one of a series of requested letters that will be posted under “Form Letters” for those of you who would like an idea or a template for a letter of your own.  Dear Mother, My love for you is a given.  We have that bond between us that we have strengthened through […]

If I could have had anyone…(on Mother’s Day)

…I would have had you. But, of course, you’re too young to be my mother.  And so you are my friend. And you have mothered me, mentored me, loved me and taught me.  I look at you and know that if there is anyone in the world who loves me unconditionally, it is you.  If […]

Identity Crisis on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming. (Shallow breathing …rapid heart rate…a small twist in the stomach.) None of this anxiety has to do with Mother’s Day.  It has to do with holidays and commitment and trying to live to my purpose.  All of my followers know that my mission for this blog has morphed a bit through […]

Mother’s Day

I’m thinking about Osama Bin Laden’s mother. Well, actually, I don’t even know if she’s alive.  It’s the concept. Because for each of us who are celebrating Mother’s day in the arms of our family, receiving gifts, calls, cards and letters;  there is another mother whose child is vilified by the world, or incarcerated, or […]

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