Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Advice

That's my mother in a photo taken not long before she passed away. Tomorrow will mark the fourth anniversary of her death. I miss her. Most of all, I miss her guidance. When it came to handing out advice, Mom was a pro. She should have been a psychologist. She listened carefully and then she gave her recommendation in a decisive tone. She did not waver or hesitate.

She was always right. :-)

With three daughters, I've done a lot of listening and I've given out plenty of advice, but I don't always know if my ideas are the best ideas. I wish Mom was here to back me up--or offer better suggestions.

6 comments:

MarkD60 said...

I never put too much faith in advice from my Dad, but I sure wish he was around so I could ask it now.

nramos 246

Feather Stone said...

I'm in the same boat. You sometimes don't appreciate the people in your life until they're gone - especially a mother. Women are fortunate, though, in that we tend to have a circle of women friends, a closer relationship with family, and perhaps a deeper spiritual focus than men. I could be wrong but that's what I've experienced. Even so, when you're mother is gone, something unique is taken away and can never be replaced.

Penelope Marzec said...

Mark:

Sometimes I disagreed with my mother, but not often. Most of the time, her suggestions were excellent.

Penelope Marzec said...

Feather Stone:

There are other women friends and family who are always there for me and will offer good suggestions, but Mom was unique--and nobody will ever be quite like her. :-(

Lynn Lovegreen said...

I can relate to your post, Penelope. My mother died two and a half years ago, and I still miss her. I hope good memories help you through the hard times.

Penelope Marzec said...

Lynn:

Yes, the good memories do help--and I am fortunate because there were plenty of happy times. :-)