Greetings and Happy Mother’s day from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket! On an absolutely gorgeous morning here in Osterville, with the cool northeasterly breeze blowing all the clouds away and leaving a stunningly blue sky above, I want to wish all of the Mother’s in the world a peaceful day filled with LOVE and JOY. The daffodils that adorn the front of Armstrong-Kelly park seem to have an inner glow of light today and if no one told you they love you today–I just did. My mother has always been an inspiration to me, as well as someone who always told me the truth. This did not always sit well with me, for I “thought” I knew the truth and the subsequent attitude that went along with it, hindered me more than it helped. Throughout my 45 years thus far on this planet, my mother has been there with tough love when needed and more importantly an understanding and compassion that reflected the deep love I always knew she had for me. Perhaps that is why I was able to survive and indeed succeed through some pretty terrific trials and tribulations, and yet throughout that time in my life, she did not offer pity or sugar coated solutions. She offered the truth and thus, set me free. For that, I am eternally grateful. She is a powerful force for that virtue and taught me that is OK to stand up for it and love without being a doormat–but, also teaching the power of forgiveness. She has not received the accolades that she so richly deserves, for she moved me and my two siblings from sea to shining sea, California to England, where she so bravely came back to this country and settled again in the great state of Connecticut. Her courage is only matched by her nurturing ways, especially now with her 4 grand children. She is re-married to a great guy who she has been with for 25 years now. I am very happy for her, and I wish all mothers out there the same kind of happiness. For it takes a great woman to be a great mother, and that is what my mother is–GREAT! God bless us everyone. Peace~ M
May 9, 2010
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