I LOVE YOU MOM.....
Posted on May 10, 2008 at 05:32 PM
This Mother could never be thanked enough, loved enough, hugged enough, given enough to ever repay her.
She is my rock, my center, the love of my life.
Taken to a concentration camp at the age of three in the middle of the night, surviving every horror of war, living as a refugee in Palestine, then a refugee in England, she found herself on the US shores at the age of 14. One of a family of seven children, two of which died in the camp, this young girl in pigtails was a survivor.
My father was wise enough to see the greatness in that young girl at a Polish picnic and married her. I was the blessing from that union, but in reality, I was the one blessed.
32 years of working with Mentally Challenged adults, having a foundation named after her, celebrities acknowledging her work, and faithfully nursing a chronically ill husband for 15 years, she still stands.
She has been tortured, humiliated, beaten, abused, and she still stands.
She has been an unconditionally loving woman to her husband, children, family, and grandchildren, some of which have abandoned her. She still stands.
Today, I watched this immortal woman and mother, plant spring flowers. In torn work clothes, $15 dollar tennis shoes, dirt under her fingers, and a smile as big as the equator, she still stands.
And, as she stands over the tender little flowers that she has so lovingly planted, I savor the most wonderful human being ever born.
Love is just not enough of a word.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you.....