– Kate Douglas Wiggin –
Read this beautiful passage by Michael Murphy that was shared by Dr. Wayne Dyer in Facebook earlier and I wanted to share it with all of you and especially with all the Mothers in the world who have been ‘First’ in so many areas in our lives. And just as Kate Douglas Wiggin put it, “Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds … but only one mother in the whole world.”
“What I Meant to Say” by Michael Murphy
What I meant to say was … How can I possibly say good-bye to the person who was the first to hold me, the first to feed me, and the first to make me feel loved?
From a distance I watch you move about, doing the mundane tasks that to everyone else seem so routine. But for me, the tasks you lovingly completed year after year built and reinforced the foundation, the structure that made my world a safe and comfortable place to grow.
All that I am and all that I have can be traced back to you. Whatever accomplishments I have made along the way would not have occurred without first believing in myself. And you, you were the person who always believed in me.
Now on my own, I am amazed at the number of times I hear your words flow from my mouth. This ventriloquistic phenomenon was at first most irritating, but now warms me as I’ve come to understand that there is a part of you that will live on in me forever.
When time parts us, I pray that you will reach across from the other side to again touch my face and whisper into my ear.
For your warm and gentle presence in my life … for this, I will always be most thankful.
Yes, Mother, you inspire me!
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