Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day...!

What can we say about our Mothers?

Most of it has been said so many times by so many people. How many ways can we say "Thank You" that we haven't said before? Truth be told, there is just no way to ever thank them for all that they have done, and for all they continue to do.

Mothers are all special people. They never stop being mothers and doing what mothers do best...trying to guide and direct us in the right direction. When it seems as though everyone in the world has given up on us, our mothers are still there giving their support. They always seem to believe in us and encourage our dreams.

Over the years, mothers have struggled to teach us how to get along in the world, how to make the best of any situation. They care for us when we are sick, scold us when we need scolding, doctor us when we need a small bit of doctoring, and even warm the seat of our pants for us when we need that as well! All of these things they do just because they truly love us, even when we don't think they do!

A Mother's love is unconditional. No matter how badly we screw up, they still love us. When we break their heart with unkind words or unseemly actions, they still love us. They will go to the most extreme measures to protect us, sometimes from ourselves and our own actions! That's what Mothers do! They just love us!

I think that there comes a time in every one's life when we suddenly begin to see the influence that our mothers have had on us. There comes a time when, if we are very lucky, we suddenly realize that not only is that special person in our lives our Mother...but our friend!

What a blessed day it is, when we do realize that! To sit down and talk with our Mom as a friend, gleaming what wisdom and advice we can, whether it be to get a recipe, discuss a book, ask about a bit of family history...whatever the reason, it's special!

Even if our mother is no longer with us here, we can still enjoy the talks, the advice, the sharing, the unquestioning support! As long as the memories of our Mothers still live in our hearts, they are never really gone. They never really leave!

So today, instead of just saying "Happy Mother's Day", maybe we should try saying "Mom, I love you!" as well! Say it out loud, say it with feeling! She will hear it, even if she isn't here in person! You really can't say it enough or too often, you know.

Oh, just one more thing! If you are lucky enough to still have your Mother here, go up and give her a great big, heart felt hug! Many times a hug can speak volumes more than words alone, believe me!

Now, why don't we get a fresh cup of coffee and sit on the patio a while, my friend! It's good, just like Mom used to make!

12 comments:

Ashley said...

I would give her a hug, but she lives a long way away from here. I think. She hasn't actually given me her address and phone number, but I was planning to try to track her down for Mother's Day anyway. Which isn't easy to do from Asia, so I hope she appreciates the effort.

Hugs,
Ashley

Angelena said...

What a beautiful post Jim!

JoJo said...

Good morning Mr. Hermit,
And thank you for a very special post for us moms.
I will sit with you on the patio and have some coffee, while it is still cool enough. It has hit 101 two days in a row.
JoJo
Tohottoosoon, AZ

HermitJim said...

Hey Ashley...
I'll bet if you try hard enough, you can find out where she is. Being so good with 'puters, it shouldn't be too much of a problem for you!

Thanks for the visit!


Hey Angelena...
I'm really glad you liked the post, and I appreciate you dropping by today!

Your visits are very well recieved, believe me!


Hey JoJo...
How are you this morning, my little cactus flower! Good to see you!

I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day...and I appreciate you taking the time to share some coffee with me this morning...!

Ken said...

...nice post,fitting to 99% of the population,leave it to me to be in the 1 percentile...suffice it to say,she chose her path first,i chose mine...

...all my energy will be directed at the mother of my young'uns...still,here's wishin' all a HappyMothersDay...GodBless...

HermitJim said...

Hey Ken...
Glad your young'uns Mom will get a lot of attention today.

As far as being in the one percent, I'm thinking you turned out pretty good anyway, brother!

Thanks for taking the time to come by!

Lydia said...

Hey Jim, beautiful post! Thanks so much and a very Happy mothers day to your mom also.

:)
lydia

HermitJim said...

Hey Lydia...
I'm glad you liked the post and I thank you for the good wishes for Mom...

Thanks also for coming by today!

Felinae said...

Hi,

Thank you so much for the wonderful post and the Mother's day wishes. :)

Smiles~Felinae~

HermitJim said...

Hey Felinea...
You are quite welcomw...it's my pleasure, believeme!

You have a great Mothers Day and thank you for stopping in!

Beth said...

It is a 'specially nice post. I also 'preciated the phone call this a.m. Sorry I wasn't here to answer in person. Love you, Bubba!

HermitJim said...

Hey Sis...
Glad you liked the poat. Sorrry you missed the phone call, but at least you got the message, right?

Happy Mothers Day, Sis!