celebrating mamas …

Yesterday was Mother’s Day.

And I gotta tell you:  this thing … this Mother’s Day thing … is intense.

Firstly, this is the second Mother’s Day that I’ve had to experience since my beloved grandmother died.  And I don’t know a woman who rivals my grandmother in kindness, open-heartedness, and boundless love.  She was the first person told when I realized I was in love with a Cowboy.  And it was with her insight that helped me find the courage to give in to that love.

THIS IS WHERE A GREAT PHOTO OF MY GRAM SHOULD BE, BUT I HAVE NONE ON THIS COMPUTER AND I AM NOT HOME.  WHEN I GET HOME, I MAY HAVE TO SHARE A NON-SEQUITUR PHOTO WITH YOU ALL.

I miss her every day.

Secondly, the Cowboy’s beautiful mother died a week ago.

Yes.

I said a week ago.

As in … seven days …

This incredible woman … who brought the love of my life into the world, whose life’s journey took her all around the globe, introduced her to dignitaries and world leaders, and whose dedication and love for her husband taught her son to love deeply and with all his heart … has left this world and been reunited with all her loved ones who passed before her.

I will miss her everyday.

And then, of course, my own mother… who (like Abby) I speak to every day …whose selflessness and love had her in the car for 10 hours for a three hour burial before turning around …

… just to make sure that we were okay and that the kids didn’t need a sitter.

And I miss her every day, but I’m so thankful that she’s still in my life and answers my way too many calls.

So these are three … but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Because if you had a mother, know a mother, love a mother, want to be a mother, want someone else to be a mother … you know that there is a love and light in this world stronger and more powerful than all the darkness and despair.

And that’s what I celebrated yesterday.

I celebrated that love and that light and that hope and selflessness and generosity … not just in my life, but in the world.

And I thank you and honor you … all of you … all the light … all the love … all the goodness and all the hope that is you.

Happy Belated Mother’s Day.

xo,

Jeanne

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