As I stood there speaking to a group of lovely ladies at a mother/daughter banquet my mind took a quick trip down reality lane. With my sweet daughter-in-law sitting on the first row I was reminded that it’s her first Mother’s Day as a mom. And what a good mother she is!
Yet, my mom is in what looks to be her final stages of cancer and although I don’t like to think about it, this may be her last Mother’s Day. Oh, how my heart hurts when I let my thoughts travel to unchartered territory. Me without my mom. I know it’s the progression of this life we all live under the sun, but the pain is still real.
And then there’s my birthmom – bravely battling breast cancer in a fight for her life. The complications from the chemo are taking a toll on her physically, but her faith is strong and her courage is great. It’s difficult knowing she’s so far away, but I’m comforted to know that my sister is holding her hand down this dreadful path.
It’s hard for me to write right now. Way too many emotions are clamoring for my attention as I purposefully do my best to avoid them all. Not now. It’s not time to go where reality hasn’t.
But I am so very thankful! In fact, when I was in an elevator the other day, a man stepped off, looked back and said, “Don’t forget your mother on Sunday. After all…we’ve only got one.” I smiled, looked at my friend next to me and said, “Ah…but I have two!”
God has richly blessed me with a mother who would love me as if I were her own and another mother who would look past the pain of rape and choose life for me instead. So, Happy Mother’s Day to my two moms and their daughter! 🙂
And HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to YOU!