Sunday, May 11, 2014

Thanks for the compass

I woke up with a tinge of sadness today. When my mom was alive, I always called her early on Mother's Day.
I tried to be the first, but my sisters were devious and would try to call her before I did. Rarely did they succeed.
This afternoon I spent a lot of time on Facebook which is rare for me. Everyone was posting photos of their moms and I did my best to LIKE every one of them.
What I wanted to say is: Do your best to tell her each day what she means to you because there will come a time when that is no longer possible.
My mom was not an educated woman, but she had an internal compass that rarely strayed from true north.
She understood what it took to make it in life, and she drilled those lessons into all of us kids.
She loved us all, but she wasn't afraid to lite us up when we got too far off course. Thank for the compass mom.
Happy Mother's Day.


  1. What a great post. My mom always laughed so hard at the Mother's Day card I sent to her.


  2. Awwwww your mum is forever a beautiful soul and utterly amazing! Take care

  3. That makes a mom a great mom when they are not afraid to show us our own compass... your mon sounds wonderful Rick :-)

  4. Those internal compasses tend to be uncanningly accurate Rick. This is a beautiful post. You are so right about letting people know every single day what they mean to us since there will someday be a day that we can't.

  5. Sounds like a fabulous mother and person...someone people wanted to get know and respected. I think she must of done a great job because you seem to be the kind of man any mother would want their son to become! I feel the same way about my mother and miss her greatly, like you. I always tell my children to make a memory when we're together. I know I make mine and have for many years.

  6. Great post Rick
    Wonderful message.
    Wonderful memories of Mom.


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