Fear in Writing: The Mothers

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Mothers

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful, hard-working moms out there.  I know your toil.  I hope today is a day of peace and harmony.  But whatever you may face today--tears or joy--know that no one but a mother can feel what we feel.  The presence of a human that is so our's.  God bless every one of you.

To the special mothers in my life...

My Mom!
No matter what is going on in my life--this woman is there for me.  At the darkest hour, she is there.  At the brightest moment, she is my cheerleader.  She is the one who encouraged me to turn my love of and talent for writing into a career.  She brought me into this world and works every day to make sure my path is still clear and my life is still golden.  I love her.

My Grandma Sue!
She has battled breast cancer, heart problems, and the loss of her husband/love of her life to lung cancer.  She lives the life she wants in the house she built with her spouse, in the town she moved to in the late 1950s.  She is independent.  She has made the trip from Texas to Tennessee and beyond (Arizona, North Carolina...) for every important event in my life.  Still.  At the age of 73.  She exemplifies the bond of family.  She is my grandma.

My Mother-in-Law!
She is grandmother to my children, but, more importantly, she is mother to my husband.  She raised the most loving, supportive man--a man who encourages me and pushes me to be a better person.  She raised a responsible man, but a man not engulfed by his responsibilities.  She gave me my other half, and she brings peace whenever she visits my home. 

And to the ones who make me a mother...
You are my heart.

Happy Mother's Day, all.
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  1. Happy Mother's Day, Michele! What beautiful pictures!


  2. Michele, Happy Mother's Day to you and all the lovely ladies in your family.

    Thoughts in Progress

  3. Thank you all...And a Happy Mother's Day to you and the special moms in your life.


  4. Happy Mother's Day to you! You have a beautiful family.

  5. You have some wonderful people in your life - Happy Mother's Day, Michele.

  6. You do have some wonderful mothers in your life. And I bet you are a fantastic mother too.

    Happy Mother's Day.

  7. You've got some great moms, there. And kids - all three of them! (Hey, you have to count your husband as one of kids now and then.)

  8. Natalie- Thank you! And to you, too.

    Alex- I really do. I am truly blessed, though I tend to forget it.

    Rayna- What a sweet thing to say. One can only hope. To you as well!

    Diane- You are so right! I've missed you!

    Dez- Thanks, oh, thanks!

  9. Happy Mother's Day Michele - to you and all the wonderful women in your family :)

  10. Great Mother's Day post. It was really touching to read about all the great mothers in your life.

  11. What a wonderful tribute to the special people in your life - I love the pictures! Happy Mother's Day to you!

  12. Jemi- They really are diverse and wonderful. To you and yours!

    Debbie- Thanks, Debbie. they have made me who I am today.

    Susan- Glad to have you! And to you!

  13. What an awesome post! Great pics. Love the Christmas family photo. Your mom sure has been through a lot. A God-centered family is the best. Have a great and blessed week.

    Stephen Termp

  14. Such a beautiful post! It brought tears to my eyes. Happy Mother's Day.