My mother was my best friend. After my father died when I was young, my mother and I became even closer than we had ever been. We supported each other, scolded each other, loved each other and in later life, depended on one another. There was no one in my life I would ever call or reach out to in times of despair, joy or hope than my mother. She was always there with a supportive word. She would always say, “it’s going to be ok baby ” ( I was her youngest and she ALWAYS called me her baby). In times of trouble, I would always feel better after talking to her, because of course, she said everything was going to be ok and she was my mom and she knew everything!!! In later life as we both experienced loss, disappointments and fears we became as close as any two individuals could be. I talked to her at least twice if not more times a day, updating each other on our day, our lives, and needs. As she became more dependent I took her to hair appointments, doctor appointments, and grocery shopping trips…always knowing that these were the times I would cherish one day.
In 2012, the day after Thanksgiving, I suddenly lost my mother.
As the past few months have gone by, I have thought about my mom every single day. The habit of calling her still kicks in as I grab my phone to call her on my way to or from work, or when I’m excited about my day, or to talk about my weekend plans or …..bascially everything. I miss her so much, but my memories of her are stronger than ever and on this Mother’s Day I will celebrate and love her as much as I ever have. I know she’s there with me every day and that gives me comfort always.
Here’s to all of the mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers and women of importance in our lives .You are the women who give us the hope, desire, support and incentive to be all that we call be with unconditional love. You deserve more than one day a year…We love you so much!!! You are our mothers!
Happy Mother’s Day !!
Beijos e Tchau!! Marilyn
Only with age (for me and for many people) is how I understand how difficult the task of being a mother is. To educate, to put aside your own dreams, fears and hopes with your children. I believe this is possible only because of love. I feel very lucky to have two women in my life that I can call mother: my mother Eugenia and my grandmother Lili. I am the person I am because of them!!
I love you more than anything! Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for me.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Beijos e Tchau!! Ludmilla