Happy Mother’s Day

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.

witches tarot Empress

Witches Tarot, 1996

3 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day

  1. Hi Madame Seaqueen,

    i also do not have my mother here on Earth anymore and I also think about what you wrote that we should do this and that more. But I think we always do what is to be done and, believing in the immortality of the soul, we can always keep loving them …


  2. Hi Madame Seaqueen,
    The fact that you organized a day trip for her was a loving and caring gesture, and it is through one’s actions that we can judge how they really feel. Just because you feel like maybe you were lacking in some kind of expression in words for her while she was here, doesn’t mean that those thoughts are grounded in the reality of the situation. The reality is that you acted accordingly and she, as your mother, loved you and knew you loved her. Sadness, hurt, grief, anger can all easily become confused when we feel deep loss. These confused thoughts coming from grief can depress us if we do not keep them in check. You must miss her terribly, dear, but know that she KNEW you loved her. I send you a lot of love at this difficult time, Madame. Be gentle with yourself. Life is too hard to do otherwise! :):)

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