Sunday, May 11, 2014

i carry your heart...

 

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother never. A mother is something absolutely new. And so in you the child, your mother lives on and through your family continues to live...so at this time, look after yourself and your family as you would your mother, for through you all, she will truly never die. 
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh


I didn't intend to do a Mother's Day post... I have written about my mama last year here and here on Mama's birthday, too. Then today while looking for family pictures to send a cousin, I found this one and the quote...



 

By today's standards, she would not be extraordinary, while 62 years ago a woman her age (41 1/2 when I was born) would have more likely been a grandmother rather than mama to a six year old and six month old. She was asked on many occasions by well meaning folks about her "grandchildren," always graciously saying we were her blessings with no generation between. She taught by example. I hope that in the ways that count, I am following her lead. 

e.e. cummings said it perfectly... "i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)." She is always in my heart...she lives on through me, my brother, and her grandchildren. 

Happy Mother's Day! Hope you have a wonderful week...Susan







8 comments:

  1. I'm glad that you posted on Mother's Day with those lovely quotes and thoughts of motherhood.
    It's a day for remembrance as we cherish our memories of our Mothers.
    Mine is almost 87 and I am fortunate and grateful to still have her in my life.
    Happy Mother's Day Susan!

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    1. Your posts that include your mother are extra special! I enjoy reading about your times together. Thanks for stopping in and sharing your thoughts.

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  2. Wonderful quotes, and that picture is so sweet. Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Thanks, Jen. Hope your boys treated you to a fabulous Mother's Day!

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  3. Sweet words and a wonderful picture of you and your mother.

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  4. Great words about motherhood, and this post remind me of my dead mother. It carries my heart....

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  5. What a beautiful post and lovely photo of you and your mother!

    Happy week Susan!

    madelief x

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  6. Susan, that is such a sweet post. I love it. Happy Mother's Day to you. Christa

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