I am beginning this note with a disclaimer, Mother's Day is not my favorite holiday. My mother died twenty years ago and I still miss her every day. The other, perhaps more overwhelming issue is that I am not a mother and there are times it makes me sad. All that aside, for the greatest part I have made peace with these issues. This blog is about counting blessings, my blessings, and there is one terrific blessing I specifically associate with Mother's Day, my goddaughter, Jess.
Jessica is not actually my goddaughter. Her Aunt Maureen is her given godmother, but Jess is the goddaughter of my heart. Jessica went to college an hour from New York and I visited frequently. We tried to find the right description of our relationship and friend and friend's daughter just didn't describe it, and so I became a godmother. What a joy! No one could have a sweeter and lovelier goddaughter or daughter. Jess is beautiful, accomplished, intelligent and funny, but more important she is one of the kindest and most caring people I will ever meet.
The last paragraph is part of my post from last year at this time. The words still ring true, and I am delighted and blessed to dedicate this post to Jess and to her mother K, with lots of love.
Wishes to all who are mothers, hope to be mothers, all of us who are daughters for a days of blessing and happiness.