My mom and Vickie came to visit! I miss my mom so much! I miss her everyday and call her nearly every day. It was so wonderful having her here all week. Whether we were shopping, visiting, relaxing, chatting, or if she was watching Aidan while I worked, helping cooking, cleaning, or if we were being tourists and visiting Washington, DC or boating out on the Chesapeake Bay... I loved every minute of it! She's a wonderful mom and a really great person. She's been through a lot lately with her spleen rupturing. We thought we were going to loose her. But she's strong and stubborn, and she's doing a whole lot better! She didn't need that ol' spleen anyway! So in honor of Tuesday Toot, and my mom... here ya go...
A Sonnet for My Incomparable Mother
I often contemplate my childhood, Mom.
I am a mother now, and so I know
Hard work is mixed together with the fun;
You learned that when you raised me long ago.
I think of all the things you gave to me:
Sacrifice, devotion, love and tears,
Your heart, your mind, your energy and soul--
All these you spent on me throughout the years.
You loved me with a never-failing love
You gave me strength and sweet security,
And then you did the hardest thing of all:
You let me separate and set me free.
Every day, I try my best to be
A mother like the mom you were to me.
By Joanna Fuchs