You taught me love is everywhere
you taught me not to judge
you taught me to be true to myself
and never to begrudge.
You taught me to be honest
to always look for good
to accept other people
beyond our neighborhood.
You taught me responsibility
and to always do my best
that even when we sometimes fail
it’s just another test.
You taught me to be grateful
and how to make do
you taught me about respect
for myself and others too.
You taught me to cook pasta
a love of food you instilled
but something that I never got
was your intricate sewing skills.
You taught me so many things
how to forgive and how to listen
I may not have always agreed with you
but you were my inspiration.
Now you’re no longer here
there are no more life lessons
but I’m left with love and gratitude
and a lifetime of angel blessings.
This is my first Mothers Day without my mum.
There are times when she feels so close to me, as though she’s whispering in my ear, and other times I struggle to remember her voice.
What I will always remember though is her unwavering love, support and strength.
She had the kindest heart, a beautiful smile and everyone who met her loved her.
I’m not one for hype and commercialism but I couldn’t pass up the chance to honor her today.
She taught me, through her actions, thoughts and words, what it means to be a good mother.
Happy Mothers Day to all the amazing mums out there.
Sending you all lots of love and hugs.
Whether you’re a mum or not, go and hug soneone today. Life’s precious and so are you.