Tracks of a Wandering Mind

Poetry, stories and random thoughts from a wandering mind.

Happy Mother’s Day

(I still miss you Mom. Love you.)

Hi Mom,

I just wanted to take a few minutes and wish you a Happy Mother’s Day – and to tell you a few things that I should have said long ago. You’ve been gone for a long time now and still there are so many moments that help me to remember you and make me miss your wisdom. It has taken me a lot of years to realize just how smart you were.

As a young man I was always so certain that I knew more than you; that my education had taught me so many things. I didn’t understand then all of the harsh lessons that your years had taught you. You lived through so many things, so much trial and heartache. You saw so many things that I never knew how to appreciate. I want to thank you so much for the wisdom you tried to pass to me. I can’t do that though. All I can do is be grateful and try to pass it on as best I can.

I want to thank you for the times you fed us, while doing without. You fought so desperately to keep us all together and to keep us fed and cared for. I did not understand then the sacrifices that you made for us, and how willingly you made them. Only time could teach me this lesson, among many others.

Finally I just wanted to tell you how very proud I have always been to be your son. I want to tell you how much I love you still, with all my heart. I can’t tell you these things now and know that I should have said them more often in times past. I just wanted to tell you Happy Mother’s Day.


May 9, 2015 Posted by | Random Musings | 4 Comments


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