Dear Mom

mothersday1984dDear Mom:

Today would have been your 80th birthday. I was wondering what I would say to you if you could be here for just one more birthday, one more Mother’s Day. Then I remembered a dream I had after you passed. I was at a family gathering looking for you. Disappointed I couldn’t find you I sat down at a table and when I looked up you were sitting right across from me. You looked so young and so healthy, you smiled and we got up and embraced. As we hugged I actually felt your hair brush gently against my cheek and it suddenly seemed I was no longer just dreaming, this was an opportunity. I quietly said, “You were a good mom” and I woke with tears in my eyes. I know what I would say to you now if you could somehow magically appear like that for just a few moments today. I would give you a big hug, and then, as I felt your hair brush gently against my cheek I would simply whisper in your ear, “You’re a good mom. Happy birthday, happy Mother’s Day.”

6 thoughts on “Dear Mom

  1. Gorgeous… Made me teary just reading it. I lost my mother in 1991 –and still miss her very much.

    Happy Mother’s Day.


  2. This did make me cry and you are so lucky to have had that kind of Mom. Wish you could have one more hug. Hope it was a wonderful Mother’s Day.

  3. I loved the sentiments….thank you…
    After being caregivers for 9 years, this is our first Mother’s Day without mom….
    I miss the simplicity of her life.

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