Clink on an early Sunday morning and Mother’s Day 2023. I don’t know the specific year I gave this plate to my Mom, I was maybe six or seven. I remember it cost me ten cents at the flea market and I just knew she would love it as much as I loved her. It was also the year the Denver Post news paper there in Colorado had a contest where you could write in and nominate your Mom for Mother of the year and I wrote about why she was the greatest and sent it in. My submission along with just a few others were chosen, it was published in the paper and the Morning of Mother’s Day I was beaming as she read my loving words about her. After Mom passed we had to sort through her belongings. Truly from the time she was diagnosed to her passing it was only a matter of months so we spent those last days just being together and present. My Mom was a keeper, a keeper of cards, letters, knick knacks, photos and treasures. Among the treasures a small plate, a little tarnished and aged, worthless to most and yet priceless to her and I. A plate so small and round but a perfect symbol and circle of the unending love and bond between a Mother and her children. Sometimes my daughters will ask me why I keep their child hood art, their handprints and their homemade cards still to this day. Truth is each and everyone of those treasures are as meaningful to me today as they were when my girls so joyfully presented them to me long ago as children. A perfect quote for today “Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault. Praying today we all find space and time for a lot more of the little things and moments that really do matter. YM.. To my daughters, Shauna and Katie I love you with all my heart ❤️


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