Sunday, May 13, 2012
My mother passed away almost 8 years ago so I find Motherís Day to be a difficult day. While I miss her terribly today I am celebrating her teachings and love. We became closer the last few years of her life and I used to bring her roses not only on Motherís Day, but often ďjust becauseĒ.
Since her passing I have learned not to be so hard on myself and do not strive for perfection like I used to do. She has guided me as a child, but also since her passing. I have learned to be kinder to myself and learned to love myself which was the key to my weight loss success. The one thing that saddens me though each Motherís Day is that I donít get to hear her say how proud she is of me and my success. I do believe she is with me and in fact I know it. She and I loved butterflies and today I saw just one butterfly at my feet when I left the pet store. I would like to believe it was her telling me she loves me and is so proud of me. I just wish I could hear it one last time.
We never have enough time with our mothers no matter how long they live so cherish the time you do have with yours. Remember your Mom and tell her how much you love her and appreciate her because one day you wonít have her physically by your side, but she will always be with you.
I love you always Mom!