On this beautiful morning, I am reminded of my mother.
I am reminded of the power and beauty of our relationship.
I am reminded that in hard, difficult, and ugly times, our relationship was formed. Like a rock, it was solidified.
I am reminded of how, through what was, the worst time in my life- she stood by me in strength and dignity- she held me up when I could not stand.
On this beautiful morning, I am reminded of the whimsical, creative, joyfulness that flows forth from her soul. Like a bubbling brook.
How everything that she touches breathes new life.
I am reminded of how she can receive what is broken and create exhilarating, breathtaking beauty.
On this beautiful morning, I am reminded of how she prays.
I am reminded of the many times, hearing her cries in the basement or seeing her submerge with red nose, knowing, instantly, she was on her face, moving God with her fervent prayer.
I am reminded of her unending faithfulness, her ability to cling to hope when all seems lost.
On this beautiful morning, I am reminded of my love for this woman and my hope that one day, I will obtain, even a single ounce of the beauty she obtains.
Penetrating beauty, deep inside.