Mother’s Daze

Mother’s Daze

 

I have a wonderful son.  And he, like me, is an ‘only’ child.

I used to want a little girl as well, not instead, But I wanted a little girl too.  Greedy? Selfish? Perhaps – but that was a long time ago.   

 

I took my mother to the senior center for lunch today. 

 

They came around with beautiful orange and yellow flowers in decorated water bottle vases for all the mothers.

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“This is my mother!” my mother said, as she patted me on the arm.

 

The lovely volunteer in blue, without missing a beat said to me,

“Would you like these flowers?”

 

“Yes”, I said, as my eyes filled, but not so much as to extinguish the flames in my hand and heart.

 

My mother and i looked at each other for a moment. Tender, then awkward, then tender again.

 

“I mean,…….she is really my daughter….. I know that…but when I think of my mother, I often picture my daughter.  When I think of my mother, I find myself now thinking of you. It’s quite nice actually”

 

Flames of love get fanned in the most unexpected ways.

 

As we nurture each other, don’t forget to mother yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About eteal

Reverend Teal is a minister, chaplain, artist and storyteller. She specializes in the human-animal bond and all its healing aspects.
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One Response to Mother’s Daze

  1. Patrice says:

    Lovely. Beautiful.

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