Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I was able to get some nice shots of a blossoming pear tree yesterday. I loved the hint of pink on the buds! How each little bud blossoms to become a beautiful flower and then perhaps fruit will be born from the flower.

I can't help but compare it today - to a mom - carefully nurturing her young - from tiny buds - to blossoming flowers - soon bearing fruit in their lives to (hopefully) help others.

Since my mom died - I think May has always been the most difficult time of the year for me. With my birthday and Mother's Day so close to one another - I am usually an emotional wreck during the first week of the month.

I thought when I found this anonymous quote - that it was very true for the way I feel about my mom. My joys are greater, my love is deeper and my life was made fuller - because of who she was to me, and the brief moments of time (37 years) I shared life with her. My mom was not perfect. She had her faults - just as we all do. But as I look back now, as a mom myself, I have a much better understanding of her now. I see past all the difficult times - and think how rich my life is because of her.

I can only hope that one day . . my sons might think the same . . .

Happy Mother's Day!


Stacey Dawn said...

A beautiful image and tribute to your Mom and the relationship you had with her and hold in your heart now. Blessings to you.

Linda said...

The month in which you lose your Mum is hard. My Mum died in May, when I was 33. Twenty years later it has got a bit easier, if only because my Dad is so affected by the anniversary each year that I have to be strong to get him through it. But we always remember, and your tribute to your Mum is really beautiful.