Mother’s Day

In two days I will come face to face with number nine. The ninth Mother’s Day without her voice on the other end of the phone. The ninth Mother’s Day of knowing exactly what my sister is feeling. The ninth Mother’s Day when I avoid the Estée Lauder counter for fear I will take in a breath of Beautiful and feel my own breath catch. The ninth Mother’s Day that I will brush past the predictably pink card section in the supermarket. This is also the 60th year I have been her daughter. The 35th year of gratitude for being my children’s mother. The 3rd year of being incredibly blessed to be a grandmother. It seems we are obligated to measure our lives in increments of time when in fact we measure life by increments of memories. It isn’t the number in that first square somewhere on a calendar of May. It is that sound of her voice that I can hear in my head every day. It is the fact that I love my sister so much that I feel her joy as well as pain every day. It is the fact that every once in a while I will catch a scent of Estée Lauder Beautiful when I am standing at my kitchen sink. It is the fact that I love my Momma every day as she loved me every day because…


9 thoughts on “Mother’s Day

  1. Stephanie, so touched by your tribute to your Mother. Lost my wonderful Miss Jean last year, not really lost, always, always with me! Happy Mothers Day!!!

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