“Mother passed away this morning” was the message that came over the wires, and a darkness overshadowed the spring sunshine; a sadness crept into the birds’ songs.
The world seems a lonesome place when mother has passed away and only memories of her are left us …
This Mother’s Day, these words from Laura Ingalls Wilder resonate. They’re from a 1924 Missouri Ruralist column about the passing of her mother, Caroline Quiner Ingalls.
Two days ago, our claim shanty lost its matriarch – my children’s great-grandmother, Lois. The one ray of sunshine through the darkness of our loss is that like Laura, Lois lived a long and healthy life full of love and full of family.
Laura fans who are mothers, I wish you the happiest of Mother’s Days. And if your mother still graces your life, I wish you many more years with her.