In my home hangs a picture from the 1950’s. It frames the happy faces of a beautiful young woman with her two little boys. One, a toddler, sits on her lap. He is laughing. The older boy’s eyes meet the reflection of mine in the picture’s glass. We’ve known each other a lifetime. He looks forward to the day that he will be me.

In one of life’s little ironies I know that I can not tell him that the most secure, peaceful, and carefree days of his life are those he is living. Our connection is the young woman who cares for him. She is our Mother. She loves us both and we love her. Happy Mother’s day to you Mom… from both of us.

⁃ Love, Peter

5 thoughts on “May 12, 2019. Happy Mother’s Day

  1. Christine Teter says:

    And Happy Mother’s Day to all the ladies out there that spent 18 hours in labor, and “this is the thanks I get”? God bless us, every single one of us.

  2. Pauline Schloss says:

    Peter. with tears , thank you for these beautiful words. I love you and all you have been to me through the years.

  3. Errol Hannon says:

    Peter, Thanks for your thoughts on what we call Mothering Sunday. Cousin Tom Bradshaw and myself both fondly remember, his Mom and my Mum. Sheila Bradshaw and Michael Hannon were sister and brother on the townland of Fiodnach- Cill Midhe, squashed beween the postal towns of Dromcollochair and Ballingarry in the County of Limerick. My Ma was from Clashgortmore, Kilmallock in the same county. Many thanks, Errol Hannon, in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

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