Thank you for providing a home base for me:
I willingly left everything I knew as home.
… You welcomed me in your home as a daughter.
I cautiously spread my wings into a new job.
… You encouraged my independence.
I painfully learned that sometimes love isn’t enough.
… You listened while I cried.
I fearfully tried to start life again.
… You assured me that I was worth it.
Unexpectedly, I found someone new,
And you shared my happiness.
Grief-stricken, I mourned the loss of a loved one,
And you understood without questions.
Sleepless and depleted, I sat down at your table
And you guided me.
… That sounds like a mother to me.
Happy Mother’s Day, Connie
written Feb 19, 1997.
I lived with Connie after i moved to California. Very special lady.
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