On Mother’s Day I must say thank you:
- Thank you to my daughter, my first born, who made me a mother and a mother of a daughter.
The legacy of love and responsibility that my mother gave to me came from her mother, who was called Mother with a capital M by my family members. Until she passed, Mother’s house was a place where the family gathered every Wednesday to share a meal, swap stories and gossip, celebrate birthdays and milestones, and love each other up.
Now the motherhood torch has passed to my daughter who is doing an incredible job of mothering my granddaughter, a step-son and a teenager she recently adopted. It is always one’s hope that you’ve passed on to your children good things – values, habits, love and well-being. Amber has taken those and gone further with them. She is an outstanding Mom, more mature and organized than I was when I embarked on the motherhood journey. I am so proud of her.
My message to my children on this Mother’s Day is that I love you. When I pass – and I hope I am writing these words years before you’ll have to follow my advice – please don’t mourn me by tending a graveside, crying and feeling sad. Honor me by:
- Remembering how I liked to dance and dancing in my honor. You can dance alone or get dressed up and go out to a nightclub like I loved to do. Just dance!
In other words, celebrate me by celebrating life – live your lives as fully as you can. Do not waste time mourning.
I love you, Amber and Cy. Thank you again for making me a mom, your mom. There’s been no greater honor in this world!