5.08.2011

Happy Mother's Day

Now that I have a few years of Motherhood under my belt I see how clearly I was loved as a child. Not that I  ever once doubted this, but the sheer magnitude of it is more apparent now.  Every choice I make, every question explained, I picture my parents patiently teaching me.  Assembling the Easter baskets this year I flashed back to all of the sweet baskets lovingly prepared for me when I was young (with the Easter bunny getting all the credit).  Ironically though, the years that required the most devotion and continuous love and patience we remember nothing of.  I have no memory of my Mom changing my diapers, nursing me, teaching me the alphabet. I have no memory of my parents arms reaching for me as I took my first steps...
It wasn't until I had Lili that I realized how much freedom my parents gave up, and the extent of their love. It is cliche because it is true: parenthood is the ultimate teacher of unconditional love.

To my Grandmother, Kathleen (Alex's Mom),  and my Mom: Happy Mother's Day. Thank you for years of unconditional love.

And thank you to all the other women who have mothered me over the years:
Grandma Lee (in heaven), Amy, Nancy, Bonny, Sharon, Dani, Cindy, Terry, Edibeth, Gwen, Geri, and so many more...

{ I love you! }


6 comments:

Linda said...

Thank YOU Kelcey for choosing me as your mom ❤
and Happy Mother's Day to you as you journey along this amazing path. I'm touched that you appreciate and acknowledge ALL of the strong women who've been so important in your life!

Caren said...

Beautiful post, KK! And such a fabulous picture! It is a miracle to walk this motherhood journey with you. You are a teacher. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Anonymous said...

Love you too, Kelce!

Erin said...

Thanks for such a beautiful post :-) I am glad to have a mother friend in you! And for all the mothering that your mom has done for me too. Love you!!!

Nancy Tripp said...

Thanks Kelcey. I will love you always.

Nancy

Gerry said...

Kelcey- I am so touched by your sweet words and to be included in your mother's day posting. you are big in my heart and I am so happy to see you as the awesome mother that you are. next trip to asheville I hope soon to see you. all love to you and yours! Gerry