Sunday, May 10, 2015

Meanwhile Back at Mama's - Perfect Mother's Day Music

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Mother's Day, the perfect day to spend back at Mama's. If you're one of the fortunate who still get to spend this special day with mom, then you know only too well what it means to walk through mom's front door, give her a hug, and share the simple joys that matter.

Tim McGraw's beautiful song brings the listener back to the sounds and smells of being home with Mama:
(Lyrics) Meanwhile back at Mama's
The porch light's on, come on in if you wanna
Supper's on the stove and beer's in the fridge
Red sun sinkin' out low on the ridge
Games on the tube and Daddy smokes cigarettes
Whiskey keeps his whistle wet
Funny the things you thought you'd never miss
In a world gone crazy as this
'Funny the things you thought you'd never miss' 

Isn't that the truth. Change takes a toll on us, but we know it's a guaranteed part of life. Save and except those who possess a time machine, there's no return trip to our youth ... you know, those simpler days 'back at mama's'.

Reflecting on our yesterday is a precious gift, but so is living in the moment and appreciating the now. Whether dad has passed, or mama is frail, if we're still lucky enough to get to go home, we're fortunate.

It's what I'm doing this mother's day weekend

I'm back at Mama's. Dad passed a few years ago, and it's forever strange to be living while he isn't, but because we have no choice, we're learning to accept life's new face with grace and gratitude that we still have mom.

In a recent interview Melissa Rivers gave to Dr. Oz about the passing of her famous mom Joan Rivers, Melissa explained her terrible loss this way; 'when you lose one parent, it's a comma, but when you lose both it's a period.

This mother's day I pray that you are neither dealing with a comma, or a period, but if your life sentence includes one or both, then perhaps the hidden gift is knowing that your Mom gets to watch over you from the best seat in the house.

Happy Mother's Day - find the time to smile.

by Barbara Tremblay Cipak
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Here's a small gift of music for your day - Tim McGraw, featuring Faith Hill


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8 comments:

  1. Happy Mother's Day to everyone! May we all be able to take some time today to reflect on the things and the people in life who make it worth living. For many of us, that starts with our mamas since she was there right from the very beginning and has loved us always.

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  2. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and grandmothers out there. It's a special day to remember what being a beloved mother is.

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    1. Yes, Pat for sure, happy mother's day to all the mom's out there <3

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  3. I'm one of those with a period, but I'm getting used to it. I live at Mama's though it's not the house I grew up in since she moved to my neighborhood after I did. It's comforting to be surrounded by her things, though it also makes me miss her when she's not where she used to be.

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    1. So sorry Barbara, it has to be very difficult

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  4. Happy belated Mother's Day to you Barbara.

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