Having just celebrated Mother’s Day this past weekend and spending time with my own mom via Skype, I am filled with motherly love and support. There really is no other love like a mother’s love. It is pure. It is unconditional.
It also brought me back to a childhood memory. When I was in high school, probably around 15 years old, I wrote a piece that became a contender in a regional writing contest in Montreal. My parents were so proud of me they kept this piece that I wrote framed and hanging for MANY years in their home. In fact, the original, now yellowed and brittle, piece of loose leaf paper I wrote on decades ago is sitting on my desk beside me right now, staring at me with the handwriting and thoughts of a young girl. If you are so inclined to read on, I would love to share this piece with you…unedited.
To be or not to be; that is the question, there is no answer.
Life is the most unpredictable thing that I know.
We go through life never knowing what to expect
and always forgetting what has passed.
It is the most mysterious thing
and although I try very hard to figure it out,
I never really do.
I have my own interpretations of life,
but they are only my hopes and dreams.
It seems no matter how hard I try to understand life,
I never really succeed.
I just try too hard.
I don’t know how life came to be, I don’t know how it will end,
but I do know, that maybe if I stop trying to analyse
everything I do, or see,
the answer will come to me.
Is it idealistic? Sure. Did that stop her from sharing? Absolutely not. And for those of you who read this blog you know it still doesn’t. And I thank my parents for honoring my voice every day.
My loving and precious friend Genny from Sherbrooke, Quebec decided to share this picture of herself and one of her sons with Love Matters. Motherhood has been, for her, the greatest love of all. “The purest, most gut-wrenching, but life-saving kind of love.”, she says. Cheers to you Genny, and mothers all over the world who give a little piece of themselves everyday to the health and happiness of their children.
© Genevieve Soares