Monday, May 9, 2016

Music Monday - Mothers Day Plus One

Today, a short post, as I rest after Mother's Day. It was a nice family day, spent with my brother in laws, sister in law,  mother in law, spouse, and son.  It was nice that my sister in law was able to travel to see us.  Everything came together well except that we forgot to serve the chocolate covered strawberries (sorry!) my spouse made.

But Mother's Day is always a bittersweet time for me.  My mother passed away over 50 years ago, weeks before I officially became a teenager.  That event has colored the rest of my life.  And now, seeing the mothers of acquaintances and co workers nearing the ends of their lives, it has become even more bittersweet.
Violets - Best year for them I've ever seen
Winter is approaching for our mothers, and its chill makes us, their adult children and caregivers, shiver in the knowledge that we are looking at our future selves.

Here's to mothers everywhere and for their children.

A wish by a mother for her child.  "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts

Beautiful, except I have no idea who sings it.
Now, more in my favorite musical styles:  First, a message no mother ever wants to hear, in one of my favorite songs ever.   "Bohemiam Rhapsody" by Queen.

"Mama, I'm Coming Home" - Ozzy Osbourne.

And now, onward to a new week.

8 comments:

  1. Today, I read a teenaged girl who had lost her mother and subsequently father a few years ago. I knew the mother and had seen the girl as a child. Her post today brought tears to my eyes. I can imagine how you must have felt. Every year it will be sad.

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    1. It is, but it also shaped me into the adult I am today. Hopefully stronger for the experience.

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  2. Sorry to hear about your loss at such a young age. You must have been very strong. A mother's song is so beautiful ... Loved her voice.

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  3. Hugs, Alana. I can't imagine losing a parent at such a young age.

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    1. Thank you for your virtual hug. But, it did help shape me into the woman I am today. It is interesting, the things we "motherless daughters" share.

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  4. So glad to hear you had a nice Mother's Day. I'm sorry that you lost your mom so long ago. That had to be so hard. I still have my mom and I'm grateful every day for her and cherish each and every moment we spend together. I liked your line that starts with "Winter is approaching for our mothers...". Yes indeed. It kills me to see my parents aging and experiencing all that goes with it. Getting old ain't for sissies, that's for sure!

    Great music here. Thanks for that...

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Thank you. I'm not sure if I will continue Music Monday, but it will depend on how much I continue to enjoy it.

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