Never underestimate the power of a mother’s love that can carry her considerable distances when the need is great.
As a peer editor was reading my story, She Moved Mountains, this sentence was out of place, and so I moved it to the head of the chapter. I had originally used it to describe how my mother showed up at the hospital about the same time I did, based only on her intuition that something was not right with me. It was the beginning of a 100 day stay because of a massive infection. But when I reread the sentence, I realized that it not only described my mother’s experience, but mine as well.
My mother had been worried about me since the birth of our third daughter because I was just not feeling myself. On the morning of my hospitalization, my mom left work, came to our home, found a prescription bottle, called the doctor’s office, and met me at the hospital. It was a remarkable show of how strong a mother’s intuition is.
I realized though that my own journey back to health was also based on my love for my children. I couldn’t leave three little girls all under the age of six without their mother. So began my long ordeal in the hospital and throughout the year to regain a sense of normal, to become a healthy mom for my daughters.
I am so excited to be getting my story out to peer reviewers so that I can move toward publishing in the spring.
So, do any of you have experiences of a mother’s love that seems extraordinary? I would love to hear your stories.