If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you how much I have missed sharing posts in the Weekly Coffee Share, and bid a Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms.
If we were having coffee, I would share my heart with you today.
On this Mother’s Day, I miss my mom, who sits in her wheelchair in a nursing home a few hundred miles from me. Further inspired by the weekly photo challenge Earth , I was reminded of Mother Earth and immediately thought of the mountains and the ocean.
My mother went to great lengths to make sure we regularly visited the beaches of San Diego as well as the trails of Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite. Places that are impossible for her to visit now.
I am not a writer of poetry, but I was able to scratch this out on impulse.
My Mother’s Feet No Longer Touch the Earth
Sitting in her wheeled chair, she vaguely remembers how her feet once touched…
…the mountain trails of Yosemite
…the wet sands of Pacific Beach
…the warm asphalt streets where she walked her dogs
…the backyard grass in care of her injured wild ducks
…the clean wood floors of her beloved home
Feet that touch the ground no more.
Time and dementia robbed me of her life, too young
Her feet unable to feel Mother Earth
Her favorite places still long to feel the touch of her feet again.
I can only retrace her steps and willingly I go…
For the rest of my life.
If we were having coffee, my wish for you is to enjoy your Mother’s Day, however that may be.
I love you, Mom.