Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

My sister and Mom trying to console me....

Dear Mom,

 Another Mother’s Day is upon us, although I don’t need a designated Hallmark day to extend what’s in my heart for you.

 We’ve had our ebbs and flows as life habitually does; moments we’ve been inseparable and times I’ve imposed distance between us as I’ve struggled to discover my wings and stand on my own two feet. At these times of aloofness, you cast a net beneath me with mounted undetectable tethers to hold me up.

 As your daughter, I’ve fragmented your heart a time or two when you’ve permitted me occasions to discover where I begin and you end. During phases of my life, I’ve separated myself as I’ve struggled with adversity and events of existence within this world but ultimately, you were at the end of the journey with outstretched arms.

 We share many commonalities cementing the bond between us: our love of ice cream, sports, board games, compassion for animals and enjoyment of reading. We have mutual deep empathy for others as well as attitudes toward life, including our strong relationship with God whom we allow to guide and direct our lives.

 Mom, you probably already know my intense love for you since I don’t need an occasion to express this to you. But if ever you doubt, I’m glad to nudge with a reminder-

Happy Mother's Day and I love you!


“The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.”

By Erich Fromm

46 comments:

That corgi :) said...

What a sweet picture you posted!! What a wonderful tribute to your mom. I hope you have a great Mother's Day!

betty

Maple Lane said...

Such a precious photo. Happy Mother's Day, Tracy.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Such a lovely post for your mom. Happy Mother's Day!

Sally said...

What a lovely post and heartfelt.

From the Kitchen said...

Such an honest and loving tribute to your mother. She must be very special.

Best,
Bonnie

Kim said...

Such true words. Very beautiful post Tracy. Have a great day.

Out on the prairie said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Tracy

Journaling Woman said...

Experiencing motherhood has been the best. Second to that is the experience of being a daughter to my mother.

Happy Mother's Day.

T

TexWisGirl said...

really wonderful. and the quote, too.

rkbsnana said...

Love the post and the picture is the sweetest. Happy Mothers Day to you.

Brian said...

Happy Mother's Day to your Mom and to Moms everywhere!

bj said...

Sweet letter to your mama. :)
Love, bj

Ginny said...

The picture is just priceless!!
Hope you have a great day, Tracy

Peggy K said...

Beautiful letter to your mom!! Happy Mother's Day.

It's me said...

What a brautiful post darling.....love from me happy day....xxx..

Donna K. Weaver said...

Great picture.

"you’ve permitted me occasions to discover where I begin and you end"

Love this.

Happy Mother's Day

Sandra said...

beautiful letter and adorable photo.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Happy Mother's Day to you...

pawhugs, Max

Sylvia said...

What a sweet photo, Tracy, and a lovely tribute to your mother !
Nice week,
Sylvia

Madi and Mom said...

Absolutely beautiful!!
Hugs Madi and Mom

Marydon said...

How sweet your write to Mother, Tracy. So poignantly shared ...

Please send me your # Tracy, I want to get with you the first week of June, please ... if at all possible TY

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Happy Mother's day, sweet friend.
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Old Kitty said...

It's a beautiful letter - thank you for sharing! And I love this pic of you all! Amazing! Take care
x

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

This is really a beautiful and heartfelt post--Thank-you for the reminder of the things my Mom also did for me...


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D.J. Kirkby said...

What a beautiful letter. That photo of your, mom, you and your sister is sweet....your sister looks so worried about you.

Wanda's Wings said...

What a tender story to your Mom. Love the pic.

Debbie said...

I could have written this myself. It expresses my feelings and my relationship with my mom so well.
I love that quote at the end.

I learned this on the daughter end, and now I'm trying to learn it as the mother myself.

It's HARD.

Nikky44 said...

Happy Mother's Day Tracey!! Thank you for visiting my Blog. I can't wait to read more <3 Much love <3

Arkansas Patti said...

Such a lovely post about your mother and how nice that today is not really all the special in that you appreciate her every day.
Excellent quote.

A Quiet Corner said...

What a wonderful memory!!...:)JP

Chatty Crone said...

I loved the quote - yes it is so hard to be a mother - do everything and then let go!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Love, sandie

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

This is a very moving, heartfelt and lovely tribute to your mother, Tracy. I am so glad you have such a relationship with your mom.

I don't have such a relationship with my mom, sad to say, but it really doesn't get me down. That's just the way it has to be.

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

mare ball said...

Beautiful letter to your mom. I hope she had a wonderful day. And you too!

M said...

That photo is greeting card material!

Happy Mother's Day :)

Pellie / Penny said...

What a wonderful post.

I hope you and your mom had a great Mother's Day.

Hugs,
Penny

Nancy said...

A lovely Mother's Day post, Tracy. I hope your's was a good one! :)

Catherine said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day Tracy!
xo Catherine

Libby said...

Lovely post, and that picture is adorable.

Just Be Real said...

Awwww what a precious picture. Being black and white makes it even more special. Hope you had a good Mother's Day. Blessings to you Tracy.

Connie Arnold said...

That's a sweet picture and a lovely post, Tracy. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

farawayeyes said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks.

Lin said...

I like your letter. Cards never can express the relationship between a mom and her daughter--it's not always so sappy and sweet, you know?

Happy Mother's day, pally!

SherryE said...

That's just beautiful! I hope you mom has a chance to read this!

Munir said...

This is so sweet. In India we did not have a Mother's Day as such. I like the tradition but I always felt that every day was mother's day for me as I could just call her and talk to her until she had the stroke. After we lost her I still kind of talk to her in the air.
Your Mom and your sister look adorable. I can hardly make out how you look.
I hope that you had a lovely mothers day. I felt a little better yesterday. Asthma has been getting the better of me lately. I have so much catching up to do with reading every ones blog. Reading is one thing that keeps me going.

Annmarie Pipa said...

a beautiful tribute...and beautiful picture!

*Sheila* said...

A lovely and heartfelt tribute.
I lost my Mum in 1997, but I think of her everyday.♥♥

Daisy said...

What a wonderful letter this is, Tracy. Just beautiful!