Transient are all compounded things,
Subject to arise and vanish;
Having come into existence they pass away;
Good is the peace when they forever cease.
~ Excerpt from Maha-parinibbana Sutta.
My mother passed away August 31, 2000. Nearly 13 years ago, I was barely out of high school, and my two little sisters were both under the age of 10. It isn’t all that often (perhaps not often enough) that I think about her,
Her death was the result of over a year of fighting cancer, a battle with which my father has also become very well acquainted.but sometimes we just miss our moms.
If your mother is still among the living, this is just a friendly reminder to you to go give her a hug and tell her you love her. There will come a time when the option to do so is no longer available.
Please be well, my friends, and have a great Mother’s Day.