"It was all worth it!"
Hello everyone. I hope you are well and staying safe. Happy Mother's Day to all of our mothers. Where would be without them!!
Do you mind if I write about my own mother. I haven't seen her in over two months. My little brother wisely took her down to the Jersey Shore where they have been ever since.
My mom arrived in New York when she was 17 years old over seventy years ago and still has a very strong Irish accent. She and my dad had seven sons. Many wonder how she did it. I think somehow or other she could give a look that didn't need any words in terms of what needed to be done and done quickly. It didn't hurt that she seemed to have the biggest hand in the world that came out of nowhere!
My mom has no idea how funny she is. When she recently got hearling aids, one of my sisters-n-law said to her, "Peg how is your hearing now?" She answered, "Well, Dolores, I really never had troubling hearing you!"
One day another sister-n-law, Maureen, and I were talking about growing up in the Bronx with my mom. I remembered the number of times my brothers and I would be in Devoe park alongside Fordham Road hanging out with friends, playing basketball, etc. And any one of us would instictively drop everything when we saw our mom walking down Fordham Road with about six bags of groceries in both hands! No exaggeration! And of course, she had already been walking from the supermarket for a couple of blocks already. We would run to her and take the bags from her hands. What I remember especially was how blood red her fingers were and how swollen they were from carrying so many bags. I said to my mom as we were reminiscing, "Mom that must have really hurt. How did you do it?" She smiled and said, "Oh, it was all worth it!" Mom, thanks for making it all worth it.
Happy Mother's Day everyone! Enjoy this beautiful day!
on Sunday, May 10 at 12:02PM