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Homes and Mothers

May 7, 2011

Amid the debris of lost equity, sub-prime loans, and financial disasters our homes have been reduced to a symbol of our countries financial woes.   What is forgotten is the true value of a home.

One evening I was reminded of this as I listened to a  short story  called Leave the Light On.  A sweet story about a mother and her daughter and a simple light on in a kitchen.   I loved this story for many reasons.  It described a home not just a house.  It described a place, an awakening and that all empowering experience of a mothers unconditional  love.

A home is one that is created by individuals.    The beauty of that home is what goes on inside.

My grandmothers home still stands as a symbol and a tribute to an amazing women born in 1902, orphaned at 8, a young mother during the depression, lost a child, lost 2 husbands and during all of this created a home.  I met my cousins there,  grew to know my grandmother there, I experienced her unconditional love and beautiful grace there and learned to appreciate her incredible strength and wisdom only obtained through living a full life.      She created a magical home against incredible odds and lived to be 107!grandmashouse2

My mother passed on her mother’s passion.  Other kids in the neighborhood liked to come to our home.  In later years it was shared that they came over to the house because there was so much spirit there which was undeniably my mother.

In honor of all the mothers and their mothers who have created homes.   All those little things you do  are much appreciated and will be remembered for generations to come.    That is what will live on….not this little moment in time of  lost equity and  financial woes (although,  I know for some of you it doesn’t feel that way).   Happy Mothers Day!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2011 3:18 pm

    Very nice post.

    • May 15, 2011 5:07 pm

      Thanks Shona! Having met your mom I know you know what I mean;-) I hope the two of you had a great mothers day together.

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