Léna is also a Regional Manager for Writopia Lab whose mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in kids and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.

"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dear Mom

Happy Mother's Day! I am so grateful to be a mother myself, so grateful for this gift of life.

I have attempted to honor my mother with a poem today (stretching my skills, I know!), and although my words seem hopelessly inadequate, I know that she knows I love her more-than-tongue-can-tell. (Can't wait to see you later, mom!)

Dear Mom,

Thank you for embracing this role
and walking through the unknown
The love
The pain
You were barely twenty
In-love, free, yet contained in
The structure of family,
Making your own family

More complicated than we can ever imagine.

Yet you always knew that
Children aren't a mere extension
Of parents' ego

As I am now reminded every day
With children of my own

Thank you for
Teaching me compassion
The power of love and forgiveness
Your own walk through the slings and arrows

My wish for you
My unconditional love,
Is unbridled passion
For life.

For more thoughts on motherhood, my new blogger friend, Keith Jennings, has written a beautiful post entitled: What Makes a Mother a Mother. He took the words right out of my mouth!


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