She taught me little things. Like:
How to peel garlic.
Beautify your environment with flowers.
Escape from a hectic day by reading a good book.
Homemade soup on a chilly day is soothing to the soul.
And, she taught me big things.
I learned how to bathe a newborn from my mother.
My devotion to my children was modeled after my mom’s devotion to her children.
She taught me how to love those who are not easy to love.
She taught me how to pray. And I do. Constantly.
My first Mother’s Day without her. Ouch! But,
My daughters have made me a better teacher. I want to be the teacher I want them to have.
They have made me a better friend. I long for them to have relationships that are as meaningful as mine.
In them I see their dad, my husband. Sweet.
They have made me a better sister. A relationship that deepens with age.
They have made me a better daughter. I saw my mom in a new light through their eyes.
I understand now that a message is delivered better by modeling rather than by lecturing.
They make missing her hurt a little less. I love them.
Mothers and Daughters. Teachers and Learners.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!