Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day



Today I was reminded that, for some of us, this day is hard. Some are faced with failings as parents and broken relationships. Some of us have mothers or children who've died; some were never able to have children. Maybe our hopes for our relationship with our mother don't match up with our reality.




I woke up to coffee in bed. Abbott made eggs and toast for my breakfast.

My step father-in-law left me what was perhaps the nicest phone message ever, in appreciation of my mothering work.

And the homemade cards and other efforts to make me feel loved, honored and respected from my family! - they made my heart sing.





Sending love to you today, whatever your circumstances.

8 comments:

Emma said...

Thanks for this lovely, empathetic post Lecia. Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

Emily said...

Beautiful post Lecia, I'm so glad you had a lovely day. Mothers' Day in Britain is in March so I already celebrated it with my mum here in Berlin which was wonderful but I'm also aware of how many people can't celebrate it either. Thanks for reminding us of these two sides and have a nice Monday.

Lecia said...

Thank you, friends.

emily said...

beautiful, lecia. your words and what sounds like a lovely day.

Diane said...

a beautiful, thoughtful post...with lovely photos....thanks for sharing.

KPiep said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Francesca said...

I'm moved by your father in law's gesture - it takes so little, really, for in laws to contribute to family happiness.

Vanessa said...

I love this post. Thank you for understanding the perspective of those of us who find this day difficult. You're awesome, Lecia. I always enjoy your posts. I'm glad you had a great Mother's day!