Thinking About Moms Today

Mom has been gone nearly 30-years already. I say “already” because when thinking of mom, 1989 seems more recent than it does regarding other events and circumstances. This love between mom my two younger siblings and me is seen through the soft veil of memories and photographs.

We always addressed our mother as mom because she preferred that word over other names. Perhaps we said, “mama” when we were toddlers, even though I don’t remember hearing any of us do so. I called her “mother” a few times, but she returned those utterances with stern glares. So mom got her way in that regard.

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.”–Erich Fromm

Anything I write about mom would affirm the messages that are printed in Mothers Day greeting cards. That’s because the verses are really true for my mom. That said, the sayings in the cards can only hint at what mom was like.

Before I end today’s short writing about Mothers Day. I want to affirm that after mom’s passing, dad remarried. Although Tippy couldn’t fully replace mom, she and I became fast friends and confidants. I cannot think of Tippy without also thinking of her as my second mom. Tippy passed away far too soon as well.

So on this Mothers Day, I’ll be contemplating the two lovely ladies who were very important people in my life.

The Blue Jay of Happiness relates to something from novelist Donald E. Westlake. “Who’s a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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4 Responses to Thinking About Moms Today

  1. Thank you for writing about your late mother and sharing more about her story with us. I suppose that the next mother’s day will feel quite differently for me as my mother is no longer around.

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