Saturday, March 17, 2018

A Mother’s Love

November 7, 2009 by  
Filed under Patricia's Journey

My mother laid aside her terrifying fear of water to cross the ocean to be with me. That means we are not participating in water sports or taking the submarine ride during her visit! She’s content to keep her feet on solid ground. I’m discovering little things about her: she likes staying in bed and making small talk after we wake up; she loves to read romance novels; worries about her health; has pride in her grandchildren; likes to laugh; loves to clean; doesn’t like pumpkin pie (this after fifty years of making them); plays a mean board game. She met my Dad when she was 16 years old, he 19. They married when she was 17 and ten years later they had a family of five children. She is not aware of having any dreams for her life other than being with my Dad, who passed over 14 years ago this Christmas Eve.

In my prayer and meditation time, I have been asking God for the full acceptance of other’s journeys, which begins with my own. It is for complete acceptance of each person as they are showing up in my life knowing they are in the right and perfect place for the realization of their dreams. Nothing needs fixed. And if they are showing up in my life, it is in some way for the realization of my God Self and my dreams. Because my mother is the way she is, I am the way I am. Some of the qualities I love most about myself are the result of her being who she is. If I don’t accept her, I am not accepting some aspect of mySelf. And my intention is complete self-love.

“It matters not Who you love, Where you love, Why you love, When you love, Or how you love, It matters only that you love.”

– John Lennon

On this day, I choose to take a stand for my Mom and see the hero in her heart. To know she has a dream inside her she may have been too afraid to dream. Perhaps, if she is willing, we can discover a dream to dust off and make real.

Mom's Fiji family

Mom's Fiji family

Mom's taking him home

Mom's taking him home

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