As we grow older, though, it can be more challenging. The environment may play a greater role, genetics a lesser. We can find ourselves growing away from our mothers; and sometimes, it’s the mother who outgrows what she taught her children.
The surest way to maintain the sanctity of the relationship is honesty—even if that provokes temporary distance. We can trust the truth; we can trust love.
Here’s to our moms and our children … and growing our love for them, as we grow our love for ourselves.
Note: Grateful to celebrate with my mom yesterday. All she wanted was a cherry pie, my cherry pie. And she gets to eat the whole thing; I took carrot cupcakes for her to share! And she thought that was a VERY GOOD idea.