Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing mom’s out there. I hope you are getting spoiled by your family and cherishing this special day. Get as many hugs, kisses, photos, squeezes and love out of it as you can. You have earned it all. Bravo, bravo, bravo.
Motherhood is no easy task and there is no rule book telling you what to do. I know all the schlepping, cooking, disciplining and organizing that goes into it. It is sometime a thankless job, but I want to tell you that you are FABULOUS. You have raised gorgeous, smart, funny, wise, strong, naughty, brave, fearless, talented, compassionate and kind children. Mensches in the true sense of the word.
You may not always get it right, but who does???? I continually screw up. But you are close enough to the target and should be applauded for all your efforts. For all you have and will continue to do for your gorgeous children.
This is the first Mother’s day without my beautiful mom Eleanor. And I wish I could tell her how much she shaped and molded my life. We bashed heads all the time and fought constantly. Most times we didn’t see eye to eye, but I now know, that no one will ever love me the way my mother did. Her love was unconditional and unwavering. She would blindly defend me even when I was blatantly at fault. As a teenager I would challenge her at every turn and push every button. But she loved me anyway.
She raised me to never quit. To be proud of my history and to work hard. She taught me not to feel entitled but to put in the sweat and effort to achieve my dreams. She taught me to be kind to others and to find ways to help those worse off than me. She taught me how to cook and entertain by always opening her home to guests. She never to let anyone sit alone and her front door was always open.
She was big and vibrant and had a heart of gold. She was loud and vulgar and had a wicked sense of humor. She would tell the funniest stories that would leave me rolling on the floor and cringing from embarrassment at the same time. She was HUGE. Larger than life. And she loved me with every fiber of her being.
I wish I could tell her all this today but I know she is walking alongside me and watching over me. We are spiritual beings having a human experience, not human beings having a spiritual experience. She is at home in Hashem’s arms and I hope that she is proud of the mom I am today. It is because of her love.
Before I had a daughter I never understood a love quite like this. Jady Lady is my life, my love, my everything. She is such a gentle and special soul and I see so much of my mom in her. She has her humor and open heart. She is an old soul but she can be feisty too.
Every Monday for 10 years my mom would write her a 2 page email. She would patiently listen while I read it to her and would look forward to the news. But I know this was my mom’s way of sharing her stories and lessons and ensuring that her light will be carried on and passed from generation to generation. I know she is with us today and it makes my heart warm and fuzzy.
If you are missing your mom write her a mother’s day card and trust and know that she is close enough to read it. She is with Hashem and because you are with Hashem you are eternally connected. You are intertwined. Look for your mom in the flowers, butterflies, ocean and the sunset. See her in the guests that fill your Shabbos table and see her in the light of your children’s eyes. If you look close enough you will realize she never went anywhere.
There’s one more angel in heaven
There’s one more star in the sky
Mamma we’ll never forget you
It’s tough but we’re gonna get by
There’s one less place at our table
There’s one more tear in my eye
Mamma the things that you stood for
Like love and peace never die
Adapted lyrics from “Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
Happy Mother’s day my lovelies… May you only know love, light and blessings. Thanks for being in my life