The loving touch of mothering can come from a friend, a sister, a child, a husband and in those rare moments, a stranger. This act of love from others can never replace the mothering from your mom, but the tenderness certainly has a valuable place in our hearts.
A phone call, a hand knitted gift, a drawing in colored-pen, a hand squeeze when the tears flow, a smile. Gestures of love from the heart. Offerings of peace. Acts of caring.
If we let it happen we can experience mother love in unexpected moments from the least suspecting characters.
A listening ear, words of praise, a kiss on the cheek, breakfast in bed, a compliment.
All blessing indeed, but at the end of the day no one does it better than mom – warts and all. For she touches that one place, reserved just for her.
by J.G. McGlothern