For You, I Wish Your Eternal Mother

by Tricia LaVoice
(Kirkland, WA 98033)




The rhythm of her heart soothed you long before you took your first breath of air. Her arms cradled you, her kisses smothered you. She held your hand, tied your shoes, brushed your hair. When you were scared she reassured you, when you were sad she comforted you. She knew you better than you knew yourself. She is your mother. Tonight you are asked to say goodbye to her, a quest too grand to comprehend. We are never ready to say goodbye to our mothers regardless of age, for we are all the child looking up into her eyes when it is time to depart. She cannot hold you now; she cannot nurture your bleeding heart or wipe the tears from you swollen eyes. Mother Nature knew we would all have to say goodbye to our mothers one day and that this departure would redefine our being and leave us hallow inside, so she gifted all of her children with maternal love. Maternal love to share with one another when a mother must go. Your mother has wrapped her arms around many others in times of grief and heartache; now let them wrap their arms around you. Find your mother’s love in all who love you. See her eyes twinkle through a baby’s smile, feel her wisdom in a friend’s devotion. In a field of daisies rest your voice and look to the sky, remember the smell of her skin, the softness in her touch. The way her kiss took away the pain of a scrapped knee, the way her voice centered your world. As you feel her so close to you let the rhythm of her heart soothe you once more and you will come to realize that you started off as one and became two. Now you are one again, this time it is she who lays within you, for she will forever be in your heart. Tricia LaVoice

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Mar 07, 2013
Thank you
by: Jeanette

Thank you so very much. I just lost my mom 7 weeks ago suddenley from a brain stem stroke. I have been searching for comfort everywhere. I just found it. Thank you for helping to ease my pain. Whoever you are, I love you. Thank you. Jeanette

Nov 13, 2012
Words of Comfort
by: Anonymous

Thank you. Beautiful words, beautifully said. x

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