With Mother’s Day having just ended, I have taken this time in quiet reflection before telling you of the passing of my Mom on April 23, 2023, after a two-year battle with lung cancer.
What is a mother? Is she one to tuck you in and kiss you goodnight? Is she one to hold you close and hug you tight? Is she one to offer advice and keep you safe? Is she one to love you no matter what and is there for you?
For all the times I needed you, you weren’t there. I coped on my own and spent my life healing from the dysfunction and abuse of my childhood traumas. There is always a choice, and I do believe if love exists, then it will conquer all!
In the end I will forgive, but only to move forward. I will show her empathy and compassion, and pray she finds her peace. I will tell her I love her and how I wish things had been different. Each of us have our lessons to learn and our mountains to climb, and it is our choice to overcome and do the best we can.