Musings: Happy Mother’s Day!

Caption: The Intruders’ classic “I’ll Always Love My Mama” seems perfectly fitting for today.
Caption: My mom Robin with me, in Folly Beach, South Carolina in 1980. This is probably one of my favorite photos of my mother. In it, you can tell see a mother’s love for her child.

I know a lot of moms, bonus moms, and grandmas and I wanted to wish those wonderful mothers — and my own mom, a very Happy Mother’s Day.

I also know quite a few people, who are grieving from the loss of their mothers and I’m thinking of them. For those folks, I hope that their memories of their mother’s are a blessing — and that they remember that they are a reflection of their mom in some way or another.


Last year was a difficult year for my mother. She was diagnosed with uterine cancer, a few months before COVID-19 changed all of our lives. In the earliest days of the pandemic, scheduled cancer treatments, which included a hysterectomy, chemotherapy and radiation treatments were all indefinitely delayed until doctors could get a handle on the virus. And understandably, the concern — and worry — was what could happen as the time continued without these much-needed treatments. Thankfully, mom was able to get those treatments between last May and last June. And since then, she has been in a great health and in great spirits. On this mother’s day, I hope for continued good health for her. I’d like to have her around as long as I could possibly have her.