Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Happy birthday MOM!
My mother, Patricia, died in August 2008.
If she were still living, she would have been 87 years old today (but she would never admit it).
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
for the life given to me by my mother...
... love and nourishment for a lifetime
... knowledge of the difference between right and wrong (values)
... education (home schooling after school)
... moral support when I needed it most
... financial support when I was lacking
But most of all, total and uncompromising love.
I think about her often. Sometimes, I wish she was here because I miss her. But I accept the fact that she was human, had her own faults, and was vulnerable just like all of us. She lived a full and mostly happy and satisfied life. For these things, I am eternally grateful.
In May 2003 I attended my first AA meeting. A few days later my partner and I went to visit her and he told her that I had gone to an AA meeting.
She said, "My prayers have now been answered."
I'll never forget that moment.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson