If Only They Knew
I went to a party a few years ago. It was a celebration in honor of a famous citizen of the city where I live. I thought at the time, “if only they knew, they’d throw a party for …”
I Still Feel That Way
They still don’t know. She’s not famous, and she never will be. But, her contributions are many.
What’s So Special About Her?
She’s good at imagining how things can be, even if they are not that way at the moment.
She believes in taking care of her body by avoiding recreational poisons, but she does enjoy a good dessert.
She traveled internationally for her honeymoon, something that was probably unheard of in her small town.
She’s all about helping children make music. She’s taught generations of children.
She works for peace, justice, and equality in her own realm. She doesn’t talk love, she lives it.
She cried when my dog was dying and I was sad.
She’s green. I suddenly realized last year that she’s been saving the earth for decades.
She does not worry. She does not focus on “what if” scenarios. She appreciates each day as it comes.
She believes in God. She also sees the evolution of life that occurs around us every day.
She reads stories to children. She reads stories to adults. And, she enjoys listening to stories told by storytellers.
You probably don’t know her. You’ll probably never meet her. But, the world is a better place because of her.
I love you, Mom.