Be honest. How many of you have ever taken your mother for granted?
|Robyn and mother, Mary Dabbakian|
As my siblings and I were growing, Mom has always been there for us; her love, unconditional. She fed, clothed, and nursed us; provided us with music, dance, swimming and language lessons; chauffeured us, taught us manners, etiquette, the value of a dollar, and so much more.
We never gave any of this a second thought because we figured that’s what all mothers did. We didn’t truly realize how fortunate we were; we were simply happy and content.
In our adulthood, Mom is still doing more for us than we need; it’s just her way. Her love for us is still unconditional, even though we’re occupied with our own families, and live far apart (at least for part of the year).
Throughout Mom’s life she’s been active and healthy. Now approaching 89, she walks slowly and deliberately using a walker, but her mind is still ever-so-sharp.
Mom ended up in the hospital the other day due to a freak fall. She’s suffering from stress fractures of her vertebrae, causing much pain. It grieves us to know our mother is hurt and we can’t fix her. A bandage and a kiss on the boo-boo aren’t going to mend her. Hopefully, time and rehabilitation will.
Love your mothers – not just on Mother’s Day, but every day because you never know what tomorrow will bring.
Get well soon Mom; we love you!