The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Letters to the editor

May 11, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day

GREENVILLE — To the editor:

Subject: Mother’s day

I am not a celebrity, an athlete, star, or politician. I have done nothing newsworthy or publicly outstanding. I am just a mother.

The term mother, normally described as one who gives birth to an infant, in itself is underrated. I have learned all too well this word has so many true and powerful meanings. This has been learned thanks to you.

You have been my rock my entire life. Everything I’ve ever needed, exactly when I needed it most. You were my villain when I needed to show anger or resentment. My shoulder when I could do nothing but cry. Every time I have fallen you were there, not picking me up, but pushing me to stand up stronger on my own. You don’t dwell on my mistakes, judge me, or beat me down with them, but guide me to a safe path when I can’t find a way through the road in front of me. Your friendly but stern “I told you so” and “you’ll regret that, but its your decision” has guided me through my life.

I have hurt you in more ways and times than I ever wish to know. For that, I feel sorrow. You have always had this supernatural strength to where you could handle any pain I dished out in order for me to learn and grow

People say you don’t know what you have until it is gone. Yet here I am next to you knowing exactly how lucky I am and more thankful than words could ever allow to have you.

I am a mother now, and looking down at my child I can make her one promise — I will be a mother like my mother! That is the best gift I can give her, and I know in doing so she will have everything she will ever need. I know this because I have received this from you.

I love you, A daughter.

Dedicated to Judy Calender

From her baby girl,

Brittany Chambers

Greenville

 

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