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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mama

Today, as everyday, I remember and honor my Mama.
Today, as everyday, I miss her.
Today, as everyday, I celebrate her.
5 years have gone by, but much stays the same.
Today, I pause.
 

20 comments:

deanna7trees said...

we live with our wonderful memories.

handstories said...

love to you & your memories...ox

Marti said...

Her joyful smile in the photos wraps around like a hug and hugs from our Moms and Dads never leave us...

Nancy said...

Deanna~ Yes we do :)

Cindy~ xo back

Marti~She had a great smile!

saskia said...

a pause is good and much needed in these busy times

Nancy said...

Saskia~ This is the month of pausing for me. Mindful moments.

jenclair said...

Not a day goes by that I don't miss my mother. Strange, isn't it, the way we feel like orphans no matter how old we are.

Nancy said...

Jenclair~ Yes...we always want our mothers, don't we?

helen said...

Sending love Nancy x x x

Nancy said...

Thanks Helen :)

Cathie said...

Oh Nancy, me too. I miss my mom so much every single day. I wanted to share THIS with you. It's a Native American prayer. It is very special to me...

I give you this one thought to keep-
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still - in each new dawn.

Peggy said...

I love this. xoxo

Nancy said...

Cathie~ Thank you for this and so...you know about the missing.

Peggy~ Thanks xoxo

Valerianna said...

A simple, lovely tribute. October 16 will be the year anniversary of my mother's death... I was sort of fine until around her September birthday and then, well, its amazing how the body remembers - or the psyche, or something, but its intense.

Nancy said...

Valerianna~ Has it been a year already? Hard to believe on my end...probably feels like forever & just one moment on your end. My Mama's birthday is in August, which in this situation feels very close to October. A body does remember.
I will be thinking of you as you celebrate your own Mama.

yvette said...

good!

Nancy said...

Yvette~ :)

deemallon said...

what a sweet remembrance... getting some old photos out and lighting a candle. Just yesterday (my mother's been gone 18 years) I thought, "Nobody makes coleslaw like my mother did."

Nancy said...

Thanks Dee. I'm wondering if things feel any different after 18 years. Love the coleslaw comment...makes me wonder what it tasted like :)

summertimes said...

my mom's been gone 26 years. it is different. i still miss her but it doesn't hurt anymore. i still miss her not knowing things.. grandchildren she missed, life happenings.
it taught me that it will be sad for my children when i am gone. (we can hope that will be the progression) we have talked about it but i am sorry they will have that sorrow.