In the past year, several friends of mine have lost their mothers, which gives this Mother's Day a definite sadness amidst a great deal of joy. My mother is alive and well in another state, and I am, as always, grateful for being her daughter and sorry we don't live closer. She's strong and sweet and motherly and kind and loving and basically everything a mother is supposed to be. I try to be as good a mother to my two boys as she is to me. So far, they seem to appreciate it, but they are teenagers, so who knows.
I certainly appreciate them and how they've changed me, challenged me, taught me.
For those of you who are children missing your mothers or who are mothers missing a child, please know I and many others are praying comfort and peace for you. I hope you are surrounded with caring, understanding loved ones who bring their A-game to supporting you as you grieve in whatever way you need to grieve. We are all in this together, and when we cover each other in love and kindness, grace and prayer, we are doing what mothers do best.
So Happy Mother's Day and blessings to us all.
stamps: Hero Arts (discontinued); Simon Says Stamp Envelope Sentiments
ink: Memento black; Hero Arts red royal
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: envelope, Copic markers, silver metallic marker, ruler