|Mama loved Hibiscus...for you, Mama!|
I was thinking the other day on how much the world has changed since she died, even though it's only been 5 years. So Mama, I don't have a phone number any longer to reach you, but if love is what I believe love is, you're dialed in to all of us. Nevertheless, here's a few things I would like tell you...
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"We had a family gathering on the Saturday before Easter at Rafferd and Linda's this year and I know all of us thought of you. I know it. Everyone was there. We had a Crawfish boil and lots of hugs and I love you(s). It was family, you know?"
"School is about to be over and your baby great-grandson will be heading to high school next year joining his big brother at the same school, where he (your eldest great-grandson) will be a senior. Time has flown by and I miss the little bitty ones I used to hold, and yet I'm over-the-moon proud of the young men both of them have become."
"The Gardenia I rooted from your front flower bed has gigantic buds on it this year. The first ever and I can hardly wait for the bloom and the fragrance so intense and reminiscent of Ma. Remember how she loved them."
"Your grandsons are closer than ever. They called each other "brother" when they were tiny and now that's what they have become. Hue calls Matt "ole Cuz" and Matt calls him "Lott". They talk and visit and confide in one another. Something you taught all of us to do. Family first, right?"
"I cut my hair very short a couple of months ago. It scared me at first not knowing if it was a good choice, but I've grown to love it. The first thing Matt said when he saw me was, "you really look like yo' Mama now". I think I must, that wasn't the last time I've heard that lately."
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Happy Mother's Day, Mama!