Helping my friend's class to write mother day's cards in Spanish I was taken back to my childhood years. As I sat there on those tiny chairs and read their sweet letters to Mom I remember all the ones I wrote my Mom when I was little. How many times I thank her for everything she did (and still does) for me, how every year I wrote to her that her efforts for my future were tremendously appreciated (of course I didn't use those words), how I couldn't live without her, how I will always love her, how I wish I could do more for her, how she was my life ... and today I look back and I'm thousand miles away from her,
yes we talk twice a week,
yes I will see her in a couple of months (God willing)
but tomorrow ... I won't be with her.
I know I'm not the only one, I know there are many who don't have their mom on this earth anymore, I know I'm not the only one away from "home" but no matter how many years go by, Mother's Day will always be a bitter sweet day for me.
I love that I am a Mom so now I can take part on this celebration but I can't hug my mom ... I will call her tomorrow, we will both cry and I will tell her again
OH HOW MUCH I LOVE HER
HOW MUCH I THANK HER FOR ALL THE EFFORTS SHE DID FOR ME ... TO GIVE ME AN EDUCATION
FOR MAKING ME A BETTER PERSON
FOR TEACHING ME ABOUT GOD AND THE WORLD AROUND ME
FOR ALLOWING ME TO MAKE MY OWN CHOICES
FOR LOVING ME UNCONDITIONALLY AND UNSELFISHLY
FOR ENCOURAGING ME EVEN THOUGH SHE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING I DID OR SAID. You see, when your mom only went to school 'til 4th grade there are many things that are over her head and yet she still tries to understand, she is still willing to listen, even though she's never been married she still gives me sweet advice on how to support my husband and on the one job she took and accepted to heart - motherhood - she is still my hero!!
I love you "MAMITA" no matter how far we are, no matter how much longer we are on this life together, no matter where life takes us next TE AMO CON TODO MI CORAZON!
As I've always told her if I'm half the good mom you are I will feel so successful!
Happy Mother's Day to all