Sunday, May 9, 2010

On Mother's Day

This photo of my mother was taken about the time that she was raising a houseful of teenagers, which is about where I am right now in my life. (One is not exactly a teenager, but I can't say that he's a full-fledged adult, since he's still on our medical plan.)

Caroline Masterson Krieg
A week ago today, was the 10th anniversary of my mother's passing. I can't believe that my life has been without her for so many years. My children were 3, 7 and 10 when she passed away. I think of all the things I missed sharing with her. People try to console me by saying, "She's with you, she's seeing it all." I know that to be true. I feel her presence every day and I know that she is with me. However, selfishly, my sadness is because I am not able to share moments with her and see her smile, hear her laugh, and listen to her wise counsel when I need it most. She had such a joy and appreciation of life, and sharing it with her, as her daughter, has been one of the greatest blessings of my life.

On Mother's Day, I think of her with love and cherished memories, and hope that I can be the kind of mother to my own children, that she was for me.

Wishing moms everywhere a Happy Mother's Day!

8 comments:

Sherri said...

Karen, I hope your Mother's Day was wonderful! What a lovely post!

Joanne said...

What a sweet tribute to your Mom. Some feelings never fade, but just become a part of who we are, don't you think? Hope you had a wonderful day.

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! What a wonderful tribute to your mom - she was indeed a very special person, someone whom I always loved being around. I remember her as always being upbeat and fun and I'm sure you miss her terribly. Hope you had a nice Mother's Day though. Ciao, bella!

Becky said...

Mother's Day is so bittersweet for those who have lost their moms. I can't even imagine. Especially with her passing so near to that special day every year.

I know she would be proud of the mom that you are. Putting your family first, making sacrifices, loving unconditionally. You learned from the best!!

Jen said...

I hops you had everything you hoped for on Mothers Day....thinking about you friend.

Rizzi said...

HI KAREN,
WHAT A LOVELY POST ABOUT YOUR MOM, YOUR RIGHT ABOUT HER. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL MOM TO ALL OF YOU. WHEN I WAS BORN SHE WAS SIX YEARS OLD. WE WERE VERY CLOSE GROWING UP TOGETHER, SHE WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME, AND YOU KNOW KAREN, WE NEVER HAD A BAD WORD BETWEEN US. I MISS HER WITH ALL MY HEART, AS YOU DO. IT'S A VERY NICE POST YOU WROTE ABOUT HER.
I HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT MOTHER'S DAY TOO. LOVE, AUNT RIZ

Trailboss said...

I completely understand. My mother passed 11 yrs ago this month. Things are never the same.

Renna said...

Karen, that was such a sweet post. I never quite know what to say to those who've lost their mom, as I truly don't know how it feels. Your mom, a beautiful woman, by the way, seems to have instilled that same joy and appreciation of life into you. It rings through loud and clear in your writings.