now that I “AM” my mother ( the very thing I spent my life resisting, don’t we all?) I totally “get” her and I want to tell her this. Because now I understand and with this newfound understanding comes total and complete admiration for the woman that she was. I want to tell her this but she is no longer here. She is no longer here to hear my admission, my confession, my revelation. How I long to reveal to her this newfound revelation of mine, (which has taken me quite by surprise) that we might revel in it together and share the joy of my discovery. Yes, I am now my mother and that is not such a bad thing after all.
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” (Exodus 20:12)
sincerely, Grace Day