I was using an app on my phone as a metronome in a lesson in my home studio yesterday when a message popped up from my cousin, telling me that our last living aunt, Aunt Lila, had passed away. She was the wife of Mom’s brother, Ernest; a strong woman with a wonderful laugh. My … More On Mother’s Day
Gone are the wisdom-filled words, the gentle embraces, the fiercely loyal protectors, for we are the motherless on Mother’s Day. The safety net is no longer there, that someone who knew you and loved you more than anyone possibly could. There is no treasure trove of stories about our history, our beginnings, only endings. Now … More For the Motherless on Mother’s Day
I have never given birth, but I have wiped the tears of many a child. I have never known the joy of raising a son or daughter, but I have fostered the dreams of many. I am a teacher, one who believes in every single student who crosses my path, doing my best to encourage … More For the Childless Mother on Mother’s Day
I dreamt of you last night, I held you close and you felt so real, Deeply etched memories filling in the gaps, Your sweet smile and blue eyes sparkling with mischief. In my dream I was trying to protect you from something, to shield you from harm, just as we always did for each other- … More Mother’s Day Redacted
I remember in the days and weeks after my mother died being acutely aware of every marker of time of her passing…She’s been gone three days…She’s been gone a month now…I couldn’t imagine how the heart wrenching pain would ever subside, how I would truly be able to breathe again without feeling that part of … More Four Mother’s Days
I think that Mother’s Day will always be a two-edged sword since my mother passed away two years and nine months ago…God, has it already been that long? On one hand, I will always smile and laugh remembering my wonderfully whacky and loving mom- she was a character in every sense of the word; lion-hearted, generous, … More On Motherhood and Mother’s Day
Wacky and goofy And full of great love, My mother’s not here, She resides far above. In Heaven she reigns With milkshakes and pies, Her stories and laughter And twinkling blue eyes. On this day of tribute For mothers held dear, I send up my thanks, Feeling Heavy D near.
I have often wondered how different my life would have been had I had children. I made the choice early on to focus on school and my career, and it never seemed that the time was right to start a family. I felt guilty enough leaving my dog alone for so many hours, let alone … More Thoughts on a Childless Mother’s Day