Most of us take our mothers for granted. (I admit I do.) We know that she is there but we may not devote as much time and attention to her as much as we want.
As a conscious practice, Mother’s Day forces us to stop and think of our mothers and all the women that have influenced us. This is the day for putting away our differences and taking the time to love and honor her, not only as a mother, but as a human being.
I found this lovely poem that reminds me what I have done for my children and I’m quite sure that my mom and all moms everywhere has done for their children for endless of generations.
Mother’s Day Tribute (Unknown author)
“My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”… Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep. When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl? When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way… remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day… the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If I occasionally lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you. And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked. When those days come, don’t feel sad… just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love. I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you… my darling daughter.”
You may want to give your mother a small token of appreciation for all that she has done for you. A perfect gift is a wellness gift certificate from the Healing Place Medfield. She can apply the gift certificate for services, classes and products.
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