Sunday, May 8, 2011

Who I’ve Become

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I’ve heard these words before-and not always meant as a compliment.

“ I’ve turned into my mother!”

It’s happened to me…

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Every time I go outside, and smile because I feel the sun on my face-

I am my mother.

Every time, with skillful hands, I  stitch a hem in place, or sew a seam-

I am my mother.

Every time I revel  in the taste of fresh strawberry jam I’ve made myself-

I am my mother.

Every time I say hello to a stranger, just because I  want to be kind-

I am my mother.

Every time I  take joy in working the soil and tending my garden-

I am my mother.

Every time I look at my daughter’s face and feel so much love and pride I could burst-

I am my mother.

 

And I could not be happier.

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Because every time I am aware that I have become my mother,  I know I am lucky and blessed.  And I hope and pray that Amy will feel the same about me  some day.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mama!  I love you!

And Happy Mother’s Day to you, and all of  your mothers too, my dear readers!

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7 comments:

  1. A beautiful post! Happy Mothers Day! :-)

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  2. Thanks Lisa, and the same to you!

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  3. Such a beautiful post. I hope you had a Happy Mother's Day.

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  4. How sweet...hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  5. Thanks Tina and Melissa! I did have a great Mother's Day:)

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  6. I have no doubt that Amy will be proud and grateful to have you for a mother. What a beautiful post Valerie. Your love for Amy and your mother is felt all the way up here in Canada. And it is touching and inspirational!

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  7. Thanks for that, Kim. I really do feel so lucky and so blessed:)

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