Sunday, February 17, 2008

A Mother's Love

"A Mother is one who can take the place of all others,
But whose place, no other can take."


The other day a good friend of mine and I were talking about our Mothers. We discussed the unconditional love they feel for us; the way they love us like no one else ever has or ever will. We talked about the connection between a Mother and a child...and the care, nurturing and tenderness only a Mother can give. The following day I found this Valentine in my mailbox:
I talk often about the blessings of my own children, but without my Mother's gentle hand and gracious spirit, I never would've known where love begins.

When I read this note, I cried.
Because truly, there is no other.....like Mother.

12 comments:

david mcmahon said...

Next time you see your Mom, give her a big hug from an Aussie in a faraway land who has much to thank his mother for ....

Hope the college visit goes well, Lroi

david mcmahon said...

Sorry, make that Lori

John-Michael said...

You are so blessed... and generous to share this insight with those of us who have always yearned for something like it... that we never have known. I am now sharing a vicarious moment in the bosom of your relationship. Thank you.

Randi said...

I cried too when i read your letter, in this words i can read the love she feel for you. And yes, there is no other like Mother.

martie said...

What a blessing you are to each other.............

I am sure I learned my love to mother from my own dear mom who has been gone 42 years now. How I wished she had lived long enough for me to have had an adult relationship with her. You are very lucky, my friend, very lucky indeed!

Hugs

John said...

It seems evident to me that the apple did not fall far from the tree.

Your mother writes graciously, too.

Mrs. Salty said...

You are very blessed to have a mother who would write this precious note!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh to be so lucky to have those words for you to see. Thanks for sharing that

Macromoments said...

Lori, handwritten notes are a treasure. I miss my mom a lot, and am glad I have letters from the days before email! I also have a folder of her emails, after she learned to use a computer in her late 70s.

Nancy said...

Lori, you don't know me, but I found your blog from another friend's blog. I read this post and I cried about how wonderful your parents are. I have the same kind of parents and just recently lost my Mom. Please hug and kiss your Mom as much as you can. I know I did mine and I don't regret one minute I had with her. She missed her and Daddy's 62nd wedding anniversary by exactly 2 weeks.

Hugs from cyber space

Lori said...

Nancy,

I tried to go to your blog but couldn't find it through your link here. I do hug my mother and hold her very close. I know how blessed I am to have her in my life.

I'm so very sorry about your mother. Please know that you are in my thoughts.

Nancy said...

Thank you Lori. Not sure why my profile was off, but it's fixed now. I'd love you to check out my blog. I get there as often as I can!

Nancy