Mother’s Day 2011

by | May 8, 2011 | 1 comment

From my first Mother’s Day- 2009- before you’d started touring.  Last year you were away on Mother’s Day.

Thank you Dan- for making my dream of motherhood come true.  For that, I am forever grateful.

It is bittersweet now certainly,
but still
each time I am brushing Audrey’s hair away from her face with my fingers,
or tickling her in the same spots where you were so ticklish while she giggles,
or lifting her up on my legs the way you used to, I am whispering “Thank you…”

Do you hear me?


May 8, 2011

1 Comment

  1. Anne D

    What a wonderful photograph of Dan! What a warm, happy memory. Yes — bittersweet now, but that sweetness clings tight.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like…

List-making in a Dark Time

List-making in a Dark Time

For any other list-makers out there, I published this on HerStories yesterday.""In this time of quarantine, my lists are offering me space outside of the walls of my home, a way of making sense of chaos, a self-imposed structure on structure-less days, and even a way...

Simple Things

Simple Things

"In our deepest self we keep living with the illusion that we will always be the same." Henri Nowen "It's really very simple," my late spiritual director, Gladys, once said to me. She was talking about how she lived each day, waking up, having a written conversation...

Continuous Living

Continuous Living

"Anxiety turns us toward courage, because the other alternative is despair." Paul Tillich I've claimed "seasonal affective disorder" for years, and that may be so, but I'm starting to realize it's not only summer to fall that is hard for me. It's winter to spring, and...