This screenshot from today's broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word caught me in a close-up, singing the words, "Did I fill the world with love my whole life through?"
That is the question, isn't it?
Mother's Day has been a tough one for me in the past; thinking of my own mother who died of cancer at age 59 ~ gone now for over 20 years. Thinking of my own mothering - feeling inadequate, and sometimes overwhelmed and wondering if I did enough. Did I support and encourage them enough? Did I love them enough?
|Stott Family, circa 1991: Three one-year-olds and one three-year-old|
We had some intense child-rearing years - our son was two when his triplet sisters were born. It was busy, it was loud, but it was fun and fabulous too.
Now we have one thirty-three-year-old and three thirty-one-year-olds! All grown up with families of their own - we have added three spouses, 3 dogs, 6 chickens, a cat and almost three grandchildren to the mix!
Blessings, blessings. And the lyrics to this song have extra meaning today.
Fill the World With Love
In the morning of my life, I shall look to the sunrise.