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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'Funny the things you thought you'd never miss'
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
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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