Mom~A Word Full of Many Meanings — 12 Comments

  1. Beautiful. I hope to be able to take care of my Mom some day as well. Mom’s are full of so many this.

    • Thanks, Bonnie. It was really a blessing to care for my Mom. I was fortunate though, because she was always sharp and conversant regardless of health issues.

  2. Janis, lovely post and wonderful stroll through memory lane. It is a blessing to have so many fond memories of your mom as they truly keep her close, especially on days when you miss her the most. I so agree with you … it has been my honor and joy to take care of my mom when she has needed me after all she has done for me. May you have a most blessed Mother’s Day!!!

    • It’s always a joy to see you here, Joanne! I think we have been made like-minded through our Christian faith–and our Italian heritage that always takes care of their families. It’s a blessing to know we share so much in common.
      Have a Happy Mother’s Day as well.

  3. Beautifully written and a sweet tribute to your precious Mom!!! I remember some of those memories and blessed that I got to be a part of them with your mom. Love you my friend ❤️

    • My dearest friend, Ceal! What a joy to share this snippet of my life with Mom and to know you were part of those sweet memories. I’ve been doubly blest–a Mom and a best friend who listen to my woes, sift them through loving hands, and give me back wisdom and encouragement. I love you my best friend!

  4. This is lovely, Janis! What I like most is the way you cared for her after her surgery and remarked how good it was to give back to her. I feel the same. The last days my mom was on earth were meaningful–her humility, her compliments–her faith. I cherish it all. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

    • Happy Mother’s Day to you, too, Mary. I was blessed with a loving husband who knew from before we married that we would care for my mother throughout most of our marriage. He was and still is quite wise. He knew the mutual attachment and recognized Mom’s need to be with us. And my need to have her there.
      I was tremendously blessed in those days of her surgery to see God move through Scripture and Christian songs to restore her miraculously. And when we brought her home, I had the privilege of securing her faith through nightly Scripture readings. I am so grateful she was with us and was coherent to the end.

  5. Janis, this was so special to read. Your mom sounds lovely and you are so blessed to have such wonderful memories of her. I totally agree… “NO timer when the subject matter is my Mom!” 🙂
    Wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day! ❤️
    Your neighbour at FMF, Shauna

    • Thank you, Shauna. I pray your Mother’s Day is happy as well. What a privilege to have you stop by. I look forward to knowing you better and reading your new book!

  6. Oh Janis – I just saw this wonderful tribute to your Mother and our Aunt Louise – how true that she was a Mother Superior – we all loved her so much – she was such a gentle person – we all miss her to this day – love you , Patcee xxx

    • Thanks, Patcee, for your encouraging words. Mom was definitely special and loved by many. Thank you for expressing your love for her, here.
      Love you, Cousin,