Mother's Day 5-12-13:
The following are a couple of my daughter's recent writings:
MOMBad Dream 5-16-13:
by Andrea Walker
For all the love a daughter has for her mother
…cannot be expressed on a simple card.
The love is always there in thick and thin
…and can bring the world together.
For me, the word, “Mom,” has a thousand meanings,
…but each live up to the kindness in your heart.
Even when times have been hard,
…you seem to tell trouble you've outwitted it.
You yell at the top of your lungs
…that you have climbed the mountain.
You are more than halfway out of the dark;
...you’re at the entrance to the light.
And you know what all that means?
…it means I love you.
by Andrea Walker
I dreamt my mom had died, and towards the end of the dream, this happened:I walked down the never-ending corridor with slow steps. 'I'll never be able to see her again," I thought. 'Never be able to wake up and say good morning to her. Never be able to watch my favorite shows with her. Never be able to tell her I love you. She's... gone.' I shut my eyes as tears dripped down. 'Never be able to listen to her voice. Never be able to tell her about my dreams. Never.' I bit my lip tight and walked into the class room. 'Never. Never. Never...' I broke down and burst into tears. Social studies... and I only had one thing with me; sorrow. I pulled myself together and walked past Alli. "You gonna eat this snack I brought you?" alli held out a bag of cheese nips for me. "I don't feel hungry," I told her, even though the truth was I was starving. "All right," she started to walk away. Suddenly all I could think about was that food. I scolded myself. 'You jerk! Your mother just died and all you can think about is those blasted cheese nips!' I quickly went out into the hall and told Alli that I really did want them. I walked back into the class, eating the cheese nips. I guess it was a guilt food, but I didn't know that...My door opened. My mother's soothing voice almost made me cry. I opened my eyes and saw her, standing in the door way of my room. I realized it was all a dream, and sat up.
Then, I started typing this…