As Mother’s Day approaches, I think back on all the cherished memories I have of my mother. Although I lost her to cancer 8 years ago, I continue to miss her each and every day.
I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful mother who taught me so very many things in life. She was a gifted seamstress and taught me to sew at an early age. She was also a very good cook as was my grandmother. I was blessed to have both a mother and grandmother while growing up to influence my life.
It doesn’t matter if you have a biological mother, step-mother, adoptive mother, or grandmother. In their eyes, you are going to be their child to love and protect. Do we ever really thank them for all that they do?
Mothers nurture us from birth, comfort us when we are sad or hurt, and provide us words of encouragement when we need them the most. They are the finder of lost items, the family organizers, the sports, 4-H, academic, or band mom. To put it simply, your mother is there whenever you need her.
If you are lucky enough to still have your mother with you on this earth, let her know how much you love and appreciate all that she has done and continues to do for you. Take her to dinner, call her on the phone, send her a card, give her flowers, spend time with her, but whatever you do tell her how very much you love her.
PJ Martin is a proud lifelong resident of Metcalfe County Kentucky, and works as the Edmonton Herald’s dedicated reporter and administrative assistant.