Sunday, May 10, 2009
Flowers For Mother's Day
Flowers make me feel good. They are like comfort food for my eyes, evoking the same feelings I had as a child when I felt loved and comforted, knowing my Mom was always there for me, ready to sooth hurt feelings as well as any cuts, scrapes or bruises I may have suffered.
I can close my eyes, breath in the sweet aroma, and be instantly transported back to that time of my youth, back to the house I grew up in, with flowers all around. The scent alone is enough to make me feel better when I feel ill, reminding me how my Mother was there for me whenever I was sick as a child. Her mere presence was enough to make me feel better.
I'm thankful for flowers and for the warm, loving memories I have of my Mother. I'm also so very thankful that I have the opportunity to see my Mother at least once a year. Those are times I get to make more memories with my Mother. The difference being that I'm no longer a child, and those memories are now shared with my own children as well. I hope they cherish those memories as much as I do.
I Love you, Mom. Thank you for the wonderful memories. Happy Mother's day!