– by Mary May Larymoeux – As Mother’s Day approaches, I’m reminded of the priceless role of a mom. And I wish that I could see my mother just one more time and tell her face-to-face, “I love you!”
Whoever penned the piece below must have been blessed, like me, by a very special mother:
Your mother is always with you (author: unknown)
Your Mother is always with you. She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street. She’s the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick and perfume that she wore. She’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not feeling well. She’s your breath in the air on a cold winter’s day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow. She is Christmas morning. Your Mother lives inside your laughter. …
She’s the place you came from, your first home, and she’s the map you follow with every step you take. She’s your first love; your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you. Not time, not space…not even death!
When I first read these words, written by an unknown hand, my mother was still living. And I wrote her this special note:
My mother is always with me. She’s the reminder that things work out. She’s the smell of sugar cookies … and Sunday roast … and the sight of kneading bread. She’s the hand that picked Magnolias, the sound of prayers with Dad. She’s the word of kindness needed, the trust that God’s nearby.
She’s a welcome shower on a hot summer day, a rainbow breaking through a dark sky. She’s the place that I came from, my first home—one I’ll always know. My mother’s in my heart forever. She didn’t just teach me about love … from every ounce of her it still flows.
Two years ago my mother left this earth. Yet, even today she is still with me. I see her when I look in the mirror. I think of her when I eat oatmeal the “healthy” way, with butter and brown sugar. I hear her voice on a hard day saying, “Mary, things have a way of working out.”
Now it’s your turn. How is your mother always with you?
Copyright © 2015, 2017 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.
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