the gift of moments…

We sat across from one another,
conversations echoing around us,
plates with bits and pieces left sat between us,
all that was left from an amazing meal together.

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“Thanks for coming all the way here for Mother’s Day,” I said.
The kids had eaten their fill and had wandered out to the sidewalk looking for something to do.

“I wouldn’t miss it,” she smiled.

“This is all I want anymore, Mom,” I continued.
“I want moments. I don’t want stuff.
I just want moments and memories.”

“Me too!” She answered.

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And, I realized how much she has taught me
and how much we are alike.

She created moments around the table,
ordinary moments,
Sunday moments,
and the special holiday moments.

These are still some of my favorite
moments to remember.

On this day set aside to honor our moms,
I’m so grateful to spend a moment with mine today,
surrounded by the two men who love us most,
and the three Es who call me mom.

It was a gift of a moment to remember.

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