Mother, what can I do for you on Mother’s Day? When Mom was in the body, I couldn’t be there to pamper her on this day usually, but – after a person passes over is there something we can do specifically for them? Do we have better access? It has long been known that the dead need the assistance of the living, I want to learn more about what we can do for them. Certainly love and prayers flow from me to my Mother’s sweet spirit.

A segment on the news last night spontaneously triggered vivid memories of the stories that each of my daughter’s told at my Mother’s wake last June. Arlene recounted that she had been telling Mama about rugby, the sport Arlene played all through college. Mama, 89 at the time, weak lungs and heart, said, “I would like to learn to play rugby!” She said it with an innocence, not a delusional or confused forgetting of her actual age and state of health, but more just speaking from the heart, from the place that is not confined by physical circumstances at all. Sometime in her 70’s she had been with me in Los Angeles helping a friend of mine find a new apartment. Mama similarly said, “I think I’d like to do this!” Similarly spontaneous and innocent. There really wasn’t any way she was going to be able to start a whole new life like that, but she wasn’t speaking from the place of impossibles.

Josi spoke of my Mother’s fierce love, like a lioness protecting her cubs. Mom had demonstrated to her powerfully that love is not only soft and tender, but is a huge force to be reckoned with when coming from a Mother. I was in awe of Josi’s heart as she expressed this profound recognition.

I’m going to brag a minute as a Mother since it is Mother’s Day. Arlene is in Guatemala competing in weightlifting on behalf of our country at the Pan American’s. Tuesday she lifts. May she be in the ZONE. And Josi leaves on Tuesday to do a month of research, funded by a grant she applied for and was awarded. How could I be more proud of my girls? I move into my apartment in Asheville on Tuesday. The three of us are connected in such a mysterious way, big movement in our lives all on the very same day. Surely this tells a story of the unfathomable connection in mother/child bonds.

May each of you feel a surge of strength and beauty flowing through that bond. God bless Mothers everywhere, always.

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5 Responses to “Mom”

  1. Sarah Davis Says:

    Thank you for this lovely memory of your mother and for sharing the accomplishments of your beautiful daughters. Your blessing is felt in my heart…thank you, and I send it right back to you, my friend.

    • Tayria Ward Says:

      Thank you for your heartfelt response, Sarah. I’m going to be in touch with you soon about the proposals you have asked me for. I keep thinking about it, but life has been nuts and I am moving next week. But, I’ve not forgotten! xo

  2. deb Says:

    Oh Tayria, you nailed it again… for those of us who have mom’s who are on the other plane… thanks for reminding me that that beautiful energy is alway with us… adventuous, encouragaing energy at whatever age we may be… your daughter are moving ahead as are mine, as are we! I love this part of living!

  3. Nancy Whitlow Says:

    Very beautiful. It is a lovely tribute. Thanks for reminding me what the girls said. She was special, our mama.
    Very interesting how Tuesday is big for all three of you. Venus is going retrograde in a few days. I wonder if it is Tuesday. I am not really in touch with these things, but someone mentioned that just 30 minutes ago.

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