A postcard to mom–Wish you were here is what it would say, if the post office could deliver it. Mother’s Day can be rough on those of us who can’t send our Moms flowers or pick up the phone to wish them a good day. Remembering who they were before they went beyond our reach; imagining what they would say now if they were within hugging distance, is bittersweet.
Tomas L. Friedman’s article was exactly what I needed to read today. My Mom was an optimist too and I understand what it means to be true to that legacy. So if you can, call or be with your Mom to give you both comfort. The rest of us will bring Mom back in memories, quietly handled alone or, like a precious cup of cool water, shared with others who also remember.