“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” Honore de Balzac
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never.
A mother is something absolutely new.
As we approach Mother’s Day this coming Sunday, May 13, many of us will turn our attention to the special yet complex relationships we had/have with our mothers. Some are fraught with difficult moments, some with divine exchanges, and yet, others with no memories because of circumstances that led to an abbreviated childhood or the death of a loved one. My relationship with my mother is not perfect… However, she instilled in me a love for gardening; a love for beautiful tropical blooms with exotic names; Frangipani, Bougainvillea, Bachelor’s button, Hibiscus, Jacaranda, Gaillardia , Caladium and many, many more. For this post, I thought I’d share some of the flowers she planted, nurtured and celebrated when they bloomed. They were like children; bright, capricious, eager to please, and temperamental… For now, I wish her and all moms a Happy Mother’s Day! More below