A Mother’s hand down hurrying,

What a sweet tribute to a mother by George MacDonald. “The little child that clamoring fails to reach with up-stretched hand the fringe of her attire, yet meets the mother’s hand down hurrying.” I love that phrase, “down hurrying.” Good old mom. Always there. Always attentive to the child.  The child reaches up but cannot grasp her hand, so mother’s hand  “down hurries!” This Sunday is mother’s day and I’ve been thinking about mine. She embodied what Mother Theresa advised when she said, “Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other–it doesn’t matter who it is– and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.”  Here’s a piece I wrote right after my mother died, titled, “My Mother’s Smile.”

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