Moms Teach Us How to Hope

May 12, 2013

As I walked along the coast from Mission Bay to Saint Heliers on Mother’s Day, everything reminded me of the hope my mother brings to my life. So, let me share my sights and thoughts with you:

She encourages me to reach higher and soar.

Man waiting for the wind to lift his kite

Man waiting for the wind to lift his kite

She sees beauty reflected in the everyday.

The sand speckled with broken shells sparkling in the sun

The sand speckled with broken shells sparkling in the sun

She is a rock for our family through rough times.

A weathered marker of the volcanic history of the area

A weathered marker of the volcanic history of the area

She sheds light on every situation and offers a bright presence. 

The sun shining brightly across the bay and tide pools

The sun shining brightly across the bay and tide pools

She grows deeper in patience and wisdom with time.

Beautiful erosion as the tide ebbs and flows

Beautiful erosion as the tide ebbs and flows

She appreciates the value of comfort and shelter found in family.

A gorgeous shade tree offered the perfect vantage point

A gorgeous shade tree offered the perfect vantage point

Bouncing back from trials, investing in family, making the most of the little you sometimes have, treating people with care and respect, being a strong woman . . . all of these things I learned from my mom. Even through her worries and protective ways (God love her), she inspires me to keep choosing hope, to keep dreaming and to live fully. For her and that, I am truly blessed.

If you agree with the above, share this post with your mom. Happy Mother’s Day to every mom, stepmom, spiritual mom and grand mom.

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