I was blessed to have a mom who showed unconditional love. You know, one of those rare (and feisty) birds. And I fully realize that not everyone is as fortunate – yet, we all seem to follow some form of our mom’s guidance.
“Babe” stayed home with me and my older twin brothers, didn’t drive until I was in high school, she survived ovarian and then colon cancer – a total warrior. After my dad passed away, she began joining groups – starting with one, then another and then she busted into what I call her “personal growth” period: she led a church bereavement group, went to “craft camp” with her friends, traveled to Europe, led the local chapter of her Extension organization and I watched as she rose higher to lead the University of Illinois Cook County Extension organization. She was often found at the capital in Springfield for a Master Gardener symposium or a 4H event to judge a cherry pie or to discuss Extension’s future direction.
Mom was always ready with keen advice, and even today, four years after her passing, she finds a way to tell me “you need to slow down” and let your angels do their work. Which really translates to be still – the solution will come if you just be quiet and breathe for a moment. And it seems to work pretty darn near every time. Today that advice helped me find a “lost” password, organize my thoughts for this blog, and determine a way to wrestle down another tricky problem.
For those of you who are blessed to still have mom – let’s celebrate her on Mother’s Day and always!
For those missing your moms, it’s a tough day – I’m sending you love.
What mom guidance do you still follow? Post below in the comments below!