Three years ago on Mother’s Day I planned a little road trip for my mom and dad. We had a great time but I did not know it was the last Mother’s Day I would celebrate with my mom. She was feeling pretty good. I didn’t remember the weight she carried in her heart from caring for dad. He became ill earlier that year. She leaned on me and I was caught up in my own emotional turmoil during this process. I should have hugged her more. I should have thanked her for all the sacrifices she made throughout her life. She put her family first. I should have told her what a grand lady she really was … but I didn’t. I felt all those things in my heart but I did not express them on Mother’s Day. I showed her some appreciation through the gesture of organizing a short little day trip. She passed away about 2 weeks later.
On this Mother’s Day, let your mom know how much you love her. If you are unable to express those words then at least show her in some way. Take a few minutes to look into your mom’s eyes. I will be going to the cemetery to look at a stone with her name on it because I only have memories of her eyes. The only laughter I will hear is the soft echoes of past memories.
The image below is the Empress card from the beautiful Witches Tarot by Ellen Cannon Reed and Martin Cannon.
In celebration of Mother’s Day may the nurturing energy of the Empress embrace you.