Focus On Life - Week 19 - Hope
Hope of a Blessed Mother.
Please excuse the quality of this picture. It is a copy of a snapshot I took many years ago, of my mother and youngest son standing out side a church after some function. Seems like a safe place, but even there, my mother had to keep a loving hand on my son's to protect and keep him safe. That was the kind of woman she was.
We lost her to pancreatic cancer 22 years ago. To this day, my younger daugher, who is now in her 30's, takes solace in the fact the the last thing she ate was the jello she made "especially for Grandma."
The song Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler has this line in it. "You always walked a step behind." It makes me think of her. Not because she was so much shorter than my fast walking dad (although that was true), or because her less than perfect health keep her somewhat frail all her life, but because that was her. She always stepped back and let my brother and me shine, in school, in other activities, in life, and was content to watch it happen.
She only had two granddaughters, who worshipped the ground she walked on, but I am blessed to have the five I have mentioned before.
My most fervent Hope is that some day they will think of me in the same loving way. I know she is keeping an eye on me, and pushing me to do it right, because I also know she has her wings, and can only hope that I will get mine too, because of her.
Thank you for letting me share my story with you, and Happy Mother's Day to you all!
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