Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Mother's test....

This is a photo of my mother, Mary her senior year in college. She was young, beautiful and in wonderful health. Today she does have health problems but with everything I have on my body crossed, she is thank God still with me. I posted this photo of my mother today because I got some bad news today.  One of my best friend's mother has fallen very ill. The first selfish thought was not of my friend but of myself and what I would do when my mother is gone. What if that were me that just got the bad news?
Who would love me the way my mother does? The answer, no one. A mother's love is like no other, but then again, so is a daughter's love of her mother. It made me think, if I had children of my own, I would hope I would get every test, every mammogram, every pap, every colon screeen, and every test possible to be there for my children as long as possible. I believe my mother has done this for herself and for my brother and I. I am guilty until today for not telling my mother how much she means to me. That changes today.
So, for those of you hesitating, putting off and waiting for insurance to pay for those annoying tests, I can tell you as a child to their mother, please do them for yourself and your children. Make a pack with your friends, I'll drive you to your test if you drive me to mine. Then go to lunch and talk about what a pain these silly tests are! Celebrate, have dessert and check that test off the list. Next one?

8 comments:

Jem said...

You make such an important point, Cindy! We must always make sure the ones we love know how much they mean to us. I'm so sorry your friend has had bad news :-( Best wishes from across the pond

Jem xXx

gracie said...

Well said.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Ciindy ~
I love this post and
I too love my mom ~

xoxo
Lori

Charlene said...

Cindy you & your Mom are so lucky to have that relationship!!!! Not every Mother/Daughter have that.... Sooooooooooo enjoy it for both of us. And I'll drive you if you'll drive me. And let's do desert first! GREAT POST! HUGS!
Charlene

The Gilded Cherub said...

Cindy,
I lost my Mom last year at the age of 67. She was my best friend in the whole world...I miss her more than I could ever tell you. The reason I am writing this is because my Mom was so afraid to go to the doctors that she would not go. I asked her just 2 days before she passed if she would rather die then go to the doctors and her answer was yes. I am sure if she knew she was going to have a massive heart attack 2 days later her answer would have been get me to the doctors right now!
A part of me is now gone and I can never get it back. Thank you for this post and to everyone out there please listen to Cindy and get to your doctor and get your test done. There is not a day that goes by that I dont cry for my mother. Thank you again for this post.

Lorene

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

What a beautiful post! My Mom died of a massive stroke on Dec. 1, 2008 ad it was the most devastating day of my life. Just as you said, there is no one like our Moms. I got through my Mom's death but I will never get over it.

Enjoy each day you have because life is so uncertain.

Blessings!

Karen Valentine said...

What a great reminder my friend!!!! I am going to call my mom and tell her I love her right now!!!! We do all need to make time to do those things we may not enjoy, but are important to our health. Have a wonderful week Cindy! Luv ya!
xo,
Karen

Cathy said...

Love your blog Cindy, and your post is so special!! Thanks for the reminder of how blessed those of us are that still have our mom's with us!! My mom lives with me and my hubby, and sometimes it drives me "nutty"....I guess you could say to much togetherness some days.....but my life would not be the same without her! Hugs..Cathy

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