A tribute to my mother, a loving warrior, below:
“Margaret Rose Harvard, You carried me for months and then brought me kicking into this world, tenderly held my screaming face and wiped the little sweet tears.
Fed my hungry and drooling mouth, and provided that first bright red toy. Fetched me from school, took me home to a healthy meal and warm cosy bed. We had little to begin but worked our way up.
You enriched my relationships with others and kept me on the straight and narrow at times, but allowed me to learn much needed hard lessons to grow. You led by example and so many things suffered by you were later encountered by me, your loving son; I was thus armed and ready to face them. My beautiful mother had shown me how: she had suffered for me.
When death for you was a certainty, you gave the final lesson of thousands whilst on this earth. You never ever gave up but did rest at times. You confounded your critics and disarmed them completely. You looked death in the eyes with strength and challenged it.
Then, knowing for sure that the time had come, you embraced death with great confidence and surety. If any person has ever departed this world in such an elegant and composed manner, then it is you. The single tear you shed before your final breath was surely the frustration that you had not done just that little bit more to help the many people you had always so unselfishly served; for you truly lived your life fully in the last few years and given so much of yourself.
You used your abilities so well that it was often to your detriment. That tear no doubt also carried the worry that your loved ones would not cope fully without you being there.
However, you certainly ensured in the last months that your son at least was in safe hands.
To say you are one in a million is an injustice; you are truly unique and a guiding beacon of hope and unconditional love to all living beings.
I have taken your last advice, and I speak to you more now than before. That quiet place at the bottom of the garden, as you said it would be, is serene and a wonderful place for us to catch-up and laugh about the days gone by. This will always be ours and will never weaken or diminish.
You have taught and prepared your son so well, and he will keep on passing your love and wisdom around.
You were and always are right!
Happy Mother’s day, your loving son always” ~ Andy
20 thoughts on “Tribute to a loving warrior”
A beautiful post, thank-you for sharing this on Mothersday.
What a beautiful tribute to your mom! Very special lady, She is definitely looking over you at all times!
Mom’s are the best
Beautiful and all so true. Thinking of you Maggie on this special day.
Wow..beautiful Andy. Thinking of you deeply Maggie on this special day.
A beautiful tribute Andy. Your Mom sounds like a remarkable lady.
Thanks. She is very remarkable
A really touching letter to your mum. She sounds like such an inspiring and wonderful woman.
Thank you – she is the best
Wow this is such an absolutely beautiful tribute to your mom. It brings tears to my eyes. I am sure she is very proud. 🙂
I think of mom and it brings strength to my years 🙂
Oh wow. Beautiful. I aspire to have that same sentiment with my children. Being a mother is a tough job. Your job is never done. But being a good mother is the greatest gift in the world. 🙂
What a remarkable women! And she raised a remarkable son. A profound and moving tribute for all of us. As we continue to move forward in our timeline, may we leave such a legacy….
a very beautiful an moving tribute. We treasure the people who have shared their life during our life journey.
Only got to read this today Andy. Just brought so much tears to my eyes.