It May not be a very popular notion‚ but I have studied history and in every civilization it is in the discounting of the importance of family (traditional) and most especially the mother‚ that that civilization begins to fall. It saddens and alarms me to see those signs right here in my beloved home land. Today I pay tribute to one of the most important people in my life‚(mother) who has passed only 6 months ago.
Who fed me from her gentle breast And hushed me in her arms to rest‚ And on my cheek sweet kisses prest? My Mother. Who ran to help me when I fell‚ And would some pretty story tell‚ Or kiss the place to make it well? My mother. ~Ann Taylor Today I have the box packed and it will soon go out the door of the journals cards and letters my mother left us
I spent the time getting that digitized so that I would not loose those thoughts In that journal most precious Was little excerpts from her about me‚ and what I meant to her I will treasure it always So I leave that chapter To start another And this weekend‚ my children will gather’round And I will cherish them I have been many things‚ but I believe mother is a reward I will raise to the top of the list of accomplishments
And maybe it isn’t popular today‚ in the days of women’s liberation But I still say the greatest accomplishment‚ is to bring a human being into the world‚ to nurture‚ and then send off to be a productive adult And I have three of those.