I haven't been on SI for a long time, but I just didn't have any where else to go to write this. Thank you SI for giving me a place to say Happy Mother's Day to my Mom. A bit early, but I will be celebrating with my daughter on Sunday. Today I celebrated with my Mom.
My Motherís Eyes
I remember that day. We stood in your family room, my hands on your forearms, yours gripping mine. We looked dead on into each otherís eyes. They were the same. I saw the mirror of myself in your eyes. I saw the same green and amber and I saw the entire history of our lives. I saw the same steady gaze that I see each morning in my own mirror. Deep green eyes, deep, God, I miss you.
Today I went to give you flowers. I stood in the pounding rain wet to the skin to say, ďHappy Motherís Day.Ē It is so wrong that you are lying deep in the earth, up in the sky, souring in the heavens. I miss you.
I remember that day. The day we stood arm in arm, soul to soul and you asked me to knock you out so you would not see death coming. I did. What you saw last was me, my green eyes inside of yours, yours inside mine, inside of me.
Happy Motherís Day Mom
You gave me so much, my strength, my kindness, my devilís advocate mind, my artistic appreciation and you gave me the soul of your green eyes in every way that could ever matter.
Your loving daughter