Sunday is Mother’s Day in the U.S. and that made me think about my mother. She passed away twenty-three years ago after a long illness. My husband met her, but our children never got a chance to know her. I often wonder what she would think about all the changes in the world since she departed–computers in almost every home, the internet, Facebook, blogs, cell phones, text messages, flat screen TV’s, reality television series, etc. Since she grew up in Germany during WWII, I think she would have been happy to see the Berlin Wall come down. There are even pieces of that wall on display at a university in a small town near us here in the U.S. That’s pretty amazing.
She’s missed out on so much–the births of her grandchildren and many, many Mother’s Days. I miss her.