Coming up is Mother's Day
My memories of my mother surprise me so often with misty emotion at odd times. Even while cutting vegetables with her old pairing knife, or while eating spring strawberries.
What I miss about my Mother is
her strength of conviction. So few people these days hold themselves to the high standards she measured up to.
Once she took a stand on an issue, she could not be swayed from what she believed was right.
She had a loud, strong, steady voice, n always voiced her opinion. I remember her speaking to friends on the phone n breaking into the most amusing, spontaneous laughter. I can still hear it in my mind these 14 years since she's been gone. What I miss most is just being able to call her, n the feeling that all would be well because she always worked at ways of solving problems instead of despairing over them.
Being raised by her made me strong too.
What do you miss most? How are you like her?