May 9, 2015
Upon learning of the passing of my oldest daughter several lifetimes ago, a well-meaning, but insensitive soul asked me the following question:
“If all of your children die before you do, would you still be a mother?”
At the time, as a 25 year-old grieving mother, all I could manage was a weak smile and an even weaker, “Yes.”
Now, as a 50 year-old knowledgeable grandmother, all I care to say is, “Yes.”
I went through a period in my mid to late twenties thinking I would have to stop calling myself a mom if I were to outlive my children. Jeez, the things I thought when I was half my age. Here’s to wisdom with age.
And here’s to all mothers, no matter the ages! A very special Happy Mother’s Day to my mom. Mom, I love you and thank you. Also, my daughters-in law. MZ and CK, I love you and thank you and I am so proud of you. Finally, to Mimi. I love you and thank you and I am so proud of you and I cannot believe how so much more alike we are now;-)