Never once did her faith waiver thru thick or thin ... Mass was vital to her, her belief & trust in God was perfect.
Mother raised we 5 kids ~
front ~ Colleen & Donna
Since she was not allowed to raise us as Catholics, as soon as she got divorced she took us to church & got us baptized. I remember her telling me that she was so bothered by this. I know her feeling strongly ... the bible says ...
When I tell you we 5 kids gave her fits, we did. Mother stood firm, yet lovingly kept us in our place. She had 5 children that behaved without question. She could go shopping & people would always compliment her on how well behaved we all were. We loved, obeyed & respected Mother.
In life as we 5 moved along, we have all stumbled & have caused Mother many tears & pain. Some times Mother & I would talk about these moments. I still to this day do not understand lots of it, I was so far removed by distance. I think the saddest part of this is that Mother, the year before she went to join Jesus, said to me 'I think you'd all get along now if you tried'.
Hence, I reached out.
Despite what each of us has done, I know the tears that Mother shed then were in disappointment & hurt. That always bothered me.
My message is this ... you may have taken a stand on issues with what another has said or done & having witnessed the pain it caused Mother. Before Mother passed, she allowed those issues to rest. I am glad that we had these conversations to know she was content. So should you ... take the step to let issues rest.
I am not saying you must forget, but forgive/let go & reach out. Mother did.
Thank you for being the wonderful Mother you are to me. I miss you terribly & pray for you ... one day we will sit & chat again.
Your loving daughter ~
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