Sunday, May 11, 2008

Child's Song

My Mom and her cousin


Happy Mother's Day to all who are mothers out there. It is a hard day for some, myself included. It has been the hardest day of the year for me since my Mom died ten years ago. I always felt bad for my kids. I would be immobile except for tears for the whole day. Two years ago they convinced me to come out to brunch. There was no way I sit and cry in a restaurant full of people so I had a couple of hours tear free. I've been progressively better each year since. I decided to work today because there's no way I can sit and cry all day in the public so for at least nine hours I will control the tears.

I talked with a friend last night. He and his wife lost their seventeen year old daughter very suddenly last September and are facing "the first Mother's Day." The "first anything" is hard but Mother's Day has to be the worst. They are trying to keep it together for their sixteen year old son but are finding it very difficult.

Sentimental Heart by She and Him and the gorgeous Child's Song by Tom Rush are the songs of the day. I'm going to add two more songs today because that will bring me up to 300 songs on Page Two. It takes longer to save each song as the page gets bigger so I'm going to start a new page tomorrow. In the beginning Page One had 500 songs. When Putfile deleted most of the songs I brought it only to 400. I think 300 is more manageable so look for a new link tomorrow.
The two extra songs today are the best version ever of Cryin', the Roy Orbison classic, by Orbison and kd lang. An updated version of You're Gonna Make Your Mama Cry by The Neville Brothers. Enjoy!

8 comments:

Nan said...

Cuidado, sending care your way today!

Michael Rawluk said...

I can't imagine what it is like to lose a child. Get a little teary just thinking about it. It must be the worst anguish imaginable.
Happy Mother's Day.

Ralph said...

Cuidado, in spite of it all, I wish you a happy day and hope you find a way to enjoy it with your own kids.

Ocean said...

Happy Mothers Day mom! I love you so much and am thankful for everything you have done for me. I called you a couple times, not sure what time you are finished work. Call me
LOVE YOU

Cuidado said...

Thank you Nan. I felt the care and got through this day better than every other Mother's Day.

Cuidado said...

Michael: This couple had three miscarriages, a full term still born baby then finally two healthy children after very complicated pregnancies. The daughter died of a blood clot after a simple knee scope. Unbelievably tragic for this family.

Cuidado said...

Ralph: Two of my kids live away and I had to work so couldn't spend it with my son that is here. He sees me every day though and brought me lobster to show his love of Mommy.

Cuidado said...

Ocean, I'm calling you now. Hello!