My Mother's Day 2010
Posted in Nourishment for the Spirit » Kathy's Blog on Monday, May 10, 2010

My Mother's Day

As another Mother's Day is winding down, I'm trying to get over the box of Turtles I received as a gift instead of the plant 'cleaning' I asked for. Nevermind the porch swing I asked for last year is still in the garage waiting to be hung. I know, boo-hoo. So, I'm sitting in the kitchen listening to the kids play in the other room, realizing what a blessing they are. Even when they are screaming at each other, whacking each other, tickling each other and especially when they are having fun, playing, and belly-laughing together.

It reminds of when I was a kid hanging with my brother and two sisters. My big brother was "all-boy" and abused me like most big brothers were known to do. He would shove me in a sleeping bag and sit on the open end. Or, my favorite was when he would be hiding around the corner of a room, waiting for me to walk in so he could blow pepper in my face. Don't even get me started on the 'Three Stooges" nightmare.

It's just the day-in-the-life of a mom. I had a few friends lose their mom this year. To those of you experiencing your first Mother's Day without your mom, I'm sorry. There's a certain 'comfort', a sense of peace we have when our mother's are alive, especially if they are active in our lives.

My family had a scare this year when my mom was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She just finished her last round of chemo and has been told she is in full remission! We are cautiously ecstatic! In the back of our minds is the chance of the lymphoma returning, but we believe she has educated herself on the proper nutrition to keep herself and her cells healthy!

It was wonderful spending the day with her. I wish I had the "Hallmark touch" to really put into words how much she means to me. If my heart could talk, maybe she would know that every time I think of her a feel a smile inside - that she is my best friend. She is there to share my joys, my tears, she keeps me humble and she cheers me up when no one else can.

She has fought many battles in her life (my teen-age years one of them), but none with such a positive attitude as this battle. She has taught me a lot in life but watching her battle cancer with a smile on her face has taught me how important a positive attitude is in life. Not just when we're faced with adversity but every day we are blessed to be alive.
 

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