Friday, May 10, 2013

Five Minute Friday- Comfort

Five Minute Friday Five Minute Friday time again! Five minutes to sit and write, no over thinking or perfecting, just simply write. This weeks prompt is Comfort.

Some things, many things from childhood have been relegated to memories that only surface when I have a photograph in front of me to spark them. It bothers me, because I'm a cherisher of moments. I love to stop and revel in the second that is happening right now and do a mental stamp of it in my brain, hoping against hope that it will stick good enough for me to pull it up again later in full clarity. Unfortunately, very few things have actually imprinted well enough for that to be the case. There is one though that is still so close in my heart that I don't even have to close my eyes to bring it up- my mama's hands.  I can still feel them, small and firm and cool as they brushed my hair back from a fevered brow or wiped away a tear. I always loved it when she had a reason to gently caress my forehead. 

Fast forward to now, my own little ones who too often take to their beds to heal; when I walk in to check on them or comfort them, each of them without fail take my hand and draw it to their face, as they nuzzle in I watch peace wash over them. I look down and realize, I have my mama's hands.

Happy Mothers Day to my beautiful Mama, whose strong, gentle hands have wiped so many fevered brows and tears and bottoms that I'm sure you lost count ages ago. You've helped to raise so very many children but I am thankful beyond measure that I'm the one little girl who gets to call you Mom. :)
My baby and my Mama


  1. Lovely imagery, and such a very special connection you have. Keep up the good work with your tender, loving mothering!

  2. Brought tears to my eyes. This is my second Mother's Day without my mom, and in some ways it's harder than last year -- I expected last year to be hard, so I was better prepared. This was somehow very comforting to me. I love the mother/daughter bond I am seeing over and over on today's FMF posts. :)

  3. oh youngin, that touched my heart so.....and made the tears flow!! I lOVE YOU and thank you so much for being the wonderful daughter you have always been. I'm so blessed! And YOUR daughter, our precious Josie, is so blessed to have you for a mom! You have already made this a very special Mother's Day, the only thing that would make it better is to be able to give both my favorite girls a great big bear month! Have the special Mother's Day you deserve....What goes around, comes around! KISSES

  4. Oh, I feel the same about my mama's hands. Always so cool and soft and COMFORTING. I'm 35 years old and a mother myself, and I still put my head in her lap and ask her to play with my hair.