Sunday Stills – A Mother’s Love

5.11.20 giving

They say a mother’s love
is like a rose
rich with beauty and fragrance
giving without thought
to the shortness of it’s season

But for me it’s been more
like a cactus flower
wild, unimaginable beauty
difficult to find
impossible to forget

and prickly, very prickly

For Sunday Stills – A Mother’s Love

Mother’s Day was yesterday here in the US. It’s a mixed emotion kind of day for me as my mother and my mother-in-law are both gone many years and I still miss them. Like many other mothers, I received greetings and socially distant hugs from children and grandchildren this year and all is well. My own experience with motherhood has been fraught with joy and pain, disaster and triumph. So thanks to my Moms for the love they gave me, the insight and advice; and thanks to my children, for forgiving me the worst of my mistakes.

You and Me Against the World — Helen Reddy

Til next time ~Stay safe, stay sane, stay sanitized ~JP

2 thoughts on “Sunday Stills – A Mother’s Love

  1. Oh, the ambivalence we feel for our parents, Joe! Prickly is a great description of my relationship with my mom, for all the values she instilled in me. She was very critical of my appearance in my younger days, and those comments still sting a little. It made me very careful as to what I say to my daughters. Your post is timeless in its content, for we all feel that way from time to time. Love the Helen Reddy song! Thanks for joining Sunday Stills this week, I appreciate it! Have a great week and see you in two weeks!

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