Memories of Mother

“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.

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3 Responses to Memories of Mother

  1. Dakotagirl says:

    What a beautiful post, Sandra. Thank you so much.

    I am blessed to still have my mother and my father with me. My mother is 79 and in fairly good health.

    My father is 85 and suffers from severe dementia. He is in the hospital now recovering from a broken hip and a heart attack. I realize his days are getting shorter and shorter. I treasure each day with both them.

  2. sgaissert says:

    “The world seems a lonesome place . . .” How true. After my mother died in 2005, I often explained my feelings to people by saying,”I just liked the world better when she was in it, that’s all.”

    Happy Mother’s Day, Sandra, and my sympathy for your loss.

  3. Jonni says:

    Happy belated Mother’s Day to everyone.

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