Ode to All Moms: Happy Mother's Day!
Today marks my first Mother's Day without my beloved Mom and my boy Gibson. My heart is heavy with their loss, and just one month apart. This month marks six months--a half of a year--that my mother has been gone. Five months since Gibson earned his silver wings. And today is the date my father passed away, 42 years ago. Time stops for no one, yet leaves us in such a surreal state. They will always be in my heart and in my memories, and I'm so thankful for having them in my life. I am also very blessed to be a mom to a wonderful, caring, beautiful daughter who makes every day a gift with her joy and love! I am also happy to be the FiveSibesMom, and for my four remaining Sibes who continue to share their Husky love and make me smile, even though we all feel Gibson's absence.
Grieving is a strange companion. Such an emptiness where
loved ones who have left should be...yet, happiness for all the blessings still remaining in our lives. There are many kinds of mothers out there - moms, moms-to-be, adoptive moms, foster moms, moms in Heaven, moms of angels, stepmoms, you-are-like-a-moms, moms-in-law, and pet moms. Today, is a day to rejoice that we are moms ourselves, and to cherish, spoil, thank, remember, and pray for all moms, worldwide for a mother's love is everlasting.
My Mom loved to go down by the water and feed the seagulls at the beach.We used to freeze our leftover bread during the week to take down with us, and a local sandwich shop saved us their leftover rolls. The seagulls would have a feast and my Mom had so much fun. Growing up, we spent summers at the shore. The seagulls and waves brought us back to those sweet earlier days of my childhood my Mom and I spent at the ocean with my grandmother, aunt, and two cousins. Listening to my Mom laugh in this video brings me right back to that particular Mother's Day five years ago, and I smile. This was our special thing to do, and it brought her so much joy. And I really think the gulls knew when she was there! If I close my eyes, it's as though we were just there, together.
I love and miss you, Momma.
"A mother's love is like an everlasting bed of roses that continues to blossom. A mother's love bears strength, comfort, healing, and warmth. Her beauty is compared to a sunny day that shines upon each rose petal and inspires hope." ~Ellen J. Barrier
From me, the FiveSibesMom!