For My Mother on Mother’s Day

This weekend is Mother’s Day in North America. It is a time to say thank you to all mother’s that we know, but especially the one who gave birth to you or raised you. My mother was a mother for 13 years before I came along. I am the youngest  of 5 girls in my family and after me finally came a brother. With my mom having so much experience being a mother before I came along you would think she would know how to handle everything. No! I was a different kind of challenge. No one could have prepared my mother for what laid ahead of her when I arrived into this world on that Halloween day.

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I had epilepsy when I was very young. My mother told me of when I went into a state of epilepticus where I had 25 grand mal seizures in a 24 hour period. I basically had a seizure fell asleep woke up and had another and fell asleep again and it continued for 24 hours. I can’t imagine what that would be like to see a young child going through that. I of course could not remember anything of that time. My mother was also raising 5 other children at that time and one of them being a baby brother 1 1/2 years younger than me.

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I was also accident prone.  I should actually say that I still am but not as bad as when I was younger. I used to love climbing trees and doing lots of stunts that my siblings and friends used to do. But inevitably I would fall out of the trees or fall off a bike and knock myself out.

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I sounded like a nightmare to raise but I am sure there was joy too when I reached different milestones. My mother said I was assessed one time that I would be good in math. She thought the woman was crazy that assessed me. The rest of the family was better in English and art so naturally I would be prone to be that way she thought. But lo and behold I did become good in math and have a analytical mind. I was a determined child and once I set my mind to something I went after it.

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I guess that is why photography means a lot to me. I like the mechanics of it, but I like to use the art that I DID inherit from my mother, and have it show in the photos I take. I love photography but sometimes it stumps me on how to do different techniques but that determination comes in handy because I refuse to give up on it just because it gets a little difficult. It is the one thing that I could always focus on when I needed something to channel my extra energies into.

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So with this mother day I sent flowers to my mother to make her feel just a little bit as special as she is to me. With this blog post I wanted to tell her how much I do love her and thank her for all the sacrifices she made so that I can grow up healthy. I also wanted to give her a bouquet of flowers photographically.

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Thank you Mum!

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3 thoughts on “For My Mother on Mother’s Day

  1. That was beautiful . Thank you. It is always nice to be appreciated. “Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.” Psalms.
    That is how I feel about your illness and recovery. Love you much. MUM

  2. All of your flower photos are beautiful. Vibrant colors and clear shots. The sunflower was really fun to see, so bright and big! ~Tricia

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