Today is a day for mothers, I am missing my own mom of course, but I am also thinking of the mothers that came before….of my GRAND-mothers, one of whom is still alive….she is also a GREAT grand-mother. Here is a painting (in progress) of both these women, mothers that came before me, without them I would not be here today. Did they know, on this day that they donned their party hats, at the wedding of my parents, that all these years later I would be be here, another mother, with two more daughters (possible future mothers)? I’d like to think that on the day of this photo they glimpsed how their love would grow from that moment. I’d like to hold my great-grand-mother’s hand today and tell her how much her love means to me still. She is still here and yet I cannot reach her (she lives in Saskatoon, her mind is increasingly confused) but I hope that she can feel my love. I hope all the mothers that came before me can feel my love. I miss you Mom and I miss all the moms I never knew and I am grateful to them all. I also honour the mothers who have come since (step-mother, mother-in-law) and all the mothers yet to come (oh I hope my girls might feel their hearts swell with the love of their own children one day).
Happy Mother’s Day everyone!