DAILY PROMPT Dear Mom Write a letter to your mom. Tell her something you’ve always wanted to say, but haven’t been able to.
Just the thought of starting a letter, “Dear Mom” gives me intense anxiety. Here’s the deal Word Press. Not all of us have and/or had great mothers. When Mother’s Day rolls around I just assume the “duck and cover” position and wait until it’s over. My mom wasn’t all bad, and I’ve contended with the bad stuff she was and did. Still, this “mother love” stuff is completely out of the realm of my comprehension, and I KNOW that’s true for other people. Many, many people have had complicated and painful relationships with their parents and have had to find a way to move on.
But today, July 15, is my dad’s birthday. He would have been 90 this year. He only got to live half that long. So rather than a “Dear Mom” letter, I’m going to remember my dad on his birthday.
Happy birthday, Dad. ❤ I have taken your words to heart and I have kept writing.