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Mom




Yesterday was Mother's Day. Wow, she raised six of us, each about two years apart. From when the oldest was born to when the youngest graduated, she spent nearly 30 years actively parenting. Although she was a stay-at-home mom initially, she worked for the majority of those years and afterwards.

 

She devoted herself tirelessly, giving everything she could. She rarely complained while managing a restaurant all those years and spending most of her long days on her feet. Her selflessness was indeed a sacrifice. Although our family wasn't religious, Mom quietly and respectfully ensured we knew about Jesus, providing us with that foundational belief.

Thank you, mom.

 

I remember the night she passed away. I was on a business trip in central Texas. That evening, we dined at a charming little restaurant. The waitress there reminded me so much of mom. She hustled around, balancing more plates than seemed feasible, serving everyone efficiently while remaining engaged. As I admired her flow while working so diligently, I did not know Mom had passed. Looking back, it felt as though my mom had appeared to say goodbye, assuring me she would always be with me. It was an emotional yet beautiful dinner.

 

Today, I reflect on how mom was tirelessly hardworking, selfless, dedicated, and loved each of us equally. She weathered our mistakes, shortcomings, and the moments we let her down. Yet, despite her high expectations for us, she was always quick to forgive.

 

Mom was the unsung hero of our lives.

She was our first teacher, our confidante, and our staunchest supporter. She expected much from us, and it was all for the better. Her influence profoundly shaped who we are.  Mom had an incredible capacity to nurture and heal. Whether mending a broken toy or a broken heart, Mom had a gentle, healing touch that made everything feel better.  During the hard times, she was there with reassurance, saying, "It will be okay." Those words continue to ring in my mind.

 

I love you, Mom, miss you terribly, and will always be grateful for your influence on my life.

 

How about you? Is there something you need to tell your mom before it's too late?

 

Watch for the blind spots.

 

 


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May 13

Thank you, Jerry, for the video about your mom. I hope to be that kind of mom. You are such an inspiration.

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