Gut Rumbles
 

May 14, 2006

mother's day

I am going to visit my 94 year-old grandmother today. I'll bring a rose for her, and I'll give her a big ol' hug, too. I don't know how much longer she's gonna be around, and I want her to know how much I love her.

I wish that I could bring Mama a rose today, but I won't go to the cemetary because there's nobody there that I once knew--- just a hole in the ground with a marker on top. It's too late for me to pay homage to her now, and I'll regret the pain I caused her for the rest of my life. Sweet Bejus, but the lyrics to "Momma Tried" sometimes play in my head when I think of her.

I miss you, Mama. Happy Mother's Day.

Comments

I wish my Mamaw were still around. She was more mother to me in 18 months than my mom was in 18 years. Give your granny a huge hug from all us readers cuz I think we love that ol' woman a bit too, just from hearing your stories.

Posted by: LL on May 14, 2006 07:25 AM

I know the feeling,,,I really caused my Mom grief and wish I could make up for all of it, but it's too late now.

Posted by: Michele on May 14, 2006 07:29 AM

I have told my mom "sorry" for being such an ass when I was a teenager over and over...I'm glad I had the chance...

Posted by: Lisa on May 14, 2006 10:15 AM

Give Mommie a big hug for me too please!
And have her hug you for me too!

Posted by: livey on May 14, 2006 11:26 AM

Moms seem to know what takes us years to realize..... I bet you gave her lots of laughs and happiness, mixed in with a little ornery stuff.

Posted by: Vermont Neighbor on May 14, 2006 02:16 PM

Yep. Mom's know. I told all my kids that, if I were to die before they got a chance to regret how they behaved sometimes, to never beat themselves up about it. I now am relishing all the apologies. Not because I want them to apologize, but because I'm so happy to have lived long enough to see them grow up. A real blessing indeed.

Posted by: Tessa on May 14, 2006 07:56 PM
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