Monday, May 09, 2005

Well, dear brother, aren't you all doing exactly what Anna Jarvis was hoping for? You are reflecting your experiences with your mother and you are praying to see her and hold even if it is for just a few minutes longer. Some people go through life not appreciating the loved ones in their lives. Yes, for some people it's about buying the hallmark card and flowers. But for many others, they do spend the day reflecting on how wonderful their mother is or was, or for some people wishing that they had a better relationship with their mother. As a person who has lost a parent, I can say from my own experience, it could be a day of painful memories, or it could be a celebration of the time you had with that parent. No matter how short the time may have been, at least you have many wonderful memories to hold on to.