Once again I am departing from my standard/traditional writings. Today is a very special and important day for me and hopefully for all of you! This is the one day that we set aside to pay homage to that special person who holds a place in our hearts that is reserved for one and only one person! There is one person in all of our lives who we really do take for granted 364 days out of the year…….and that is our Mother!! For all of our youth it is our Mom who nurtures us, who feeds us, who teaches us, who guides us, and through it all she asks nothing in return! Through it all she still believes that her children are SAINTS, that they are very precious, and most of all that they hung the moon!!!
I surely hope that today you take the time, make the effort, to do something very special for your mother. Let her know just how much you love her and appreciate everything that she has done for you! I am fortunate that at 58 years old, my Mom is still here. Some of you are not that fortunate to still have your Mother around. For those of you that don’t have your Mother here, I know that this day is less than a joyous one. But hopefully today you will allow yourself to reflect on the good times from the past, it is my prayer that those thoughts might put a smile on your face and joy in your heart as you reminisce of days gone by!
There are 4 women that are extremely important in my life! I would like to let each one of them know that I love them very much and appreciate all that they have done for me!!
Obviously I want to thank my Mom, who has guided me and put up with my mischievousness and orneriness. I cannot ever repay her for her patience, kindness, and guidance! The next woman I need to thank is my sister, Zeeva! She was my babysitter, kinda sorta as I was growing up, she too put up my shenanigans. I know that I annoyed the living crap out of her! My little granddaughter, Hannah, doesn’t know that she has a big impact on her “Papa”! But the innocence of a yong child has profound impact on your life.
I have saved the best for last. There is an old saying that goes something like this. You don’t realize what you have until you loose it, or something like that! Well, I am fortunate to have regained one of the biggest loses in my life! ( I took off 16 years for “bad behavior”!) That person is the love of my life, my best friend, and also my wife…….Karen!!!
To all four of the women in my life, I would like to tell you that I love you with all my heart. Thank you for being in my life!
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!