Our Mothers live the journey of this life before us
to test the waters for us
to climb the hills for us
and point the way for us.
We honor our mothers by rebelling against thier suffering
and learning from them
how not to fall like they did
we learn to grow away from despair
and grow up into light.
Our mothers know we have strength that they will never have.
They know we will survive without them and thrive without them.
That’s what they want.
They know we are strong enough to survive the sorrow
that comes from the painful lessons they hate to teach us.
Our mothers show us however they can which roads we must not travel
which roads will lead us nowhere
so we can choose joy instead
so we can live as long and harmoniously and purposefully as we possibly can
to avenge our suffering mothers.
We are all the children of suffering mothers
because all mothers suffer in some way.
Some suffer in spurts, some suffer for a life time,
and some mothers must go on before us
before we are ready to let them go.
We learn that life is short
and to always be kind to ourselves
and to care gently for ourselves
and to challenge ourselves
to smile always at how full of life we are
and to be a good mother to ourselves
to care for our own spirit
You are stronger than your mother
that is why she gave you your life
to outlive her,
so honor her
and outlive her.
Live the radiant life
you deserve to live.
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