Dear Mother

This heart, my own dear mother, bends, With love's true instinct, back to thee!  - Thomas Moore

Happy Belated Mother's Day to all women everywhere - whether you are a Mother to a child, a pet, a mother at heart or a woman who loves as a mother.

I realize that Mother's Day can be quite painful for some women that do not have children, are estranged from them and/or no longer have their mother's with them. And, for that, my heart grieves for you.

As I am a mother at heart (and also to a four-legged Paw-baby), I understand some of the feelings associated with Mother's Day (or Father's Day for that matter).

However, as a daughter, I give thanks for the moments I'm blessed to have with my Mom here on earth. I get to laugh with her, cry with her, talk with her, learn from her, hug her and spend time with her. And, some day (a million years from now) when my Mom is with my Dad in Heaven, I will still cherish the time spent together - in my heart.

PS: Image is of my Mom's grand-Paw Baby with his new toy she bought him.
Can you tell how much he loved it - and her??