Day 27

September 24th, 2014

Mom“A hundred hearts would be too few To carry all my love for you.” ~ Author Unknown. I found this quote in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers & Daughters.” Just the title alone immediately took my thoughts to the relationship between my mother and I. I was raised to be independent, so it was no surprise when – although I loved my mother from here to eternity, as soon as I became 21, I moved from home so that I could exercise my independence. The wonderful and unexpected side effect of that move is that the relationship between my mother and I transitioned from mother and daughter to a very special friendship. We were best friends for more than 40 years until she passed away in 2010. That friendship based on unconditional love is something that I can carry in my heart for the rest of my days. Those special times that we had give me strength and encouragement as I continue to draw on her words of wisdom. Today I am thankful for that special relationship and therein lies my joy.