It is hard to imagine what life would be like without your backbone. It is just as hard to imagine life without your mom, but still, Silveria Jacobs (and many St. Martin women like her) was made stronger by the care and memories of her beloved mother, Nadia Bryson, whose heart was medically weak, but abundantly pulsing with love for her children, an electricity that gave her such a strong will she did "the job of a man," changing tires and driving big trucks despite the doctor's recommendation.
Nadia Bryson was possibly wearing a cape. Many of our mothers should be wearing capes. They are super heroines and we are oh so proud to share who they are, their memories and our favorite stories, like the day they faced their fears as Sylvia Conner did, being a mom by day and a student by night. And these stick with us, these resounding moments that at the time were just seeds in our childhood minds.
5 Ways to Cope on Mother's Day Without Your Mom
(This external link is straight to the point and shows you how to keep your mom's memory alive)
They guide our fingers to the cord that connects us with our Heavenly Father. They pray, according to Solange Duncan, not for themselves but for their families. She is generous even with the gift and burden-lightener called laughter and cannot be replaced by books on motherhood. Our mothers are prolific.
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Read more about our St. Martin Mothers as told by their daughters. Thank you ladies for sharing your stories. Le Jour de Mère Heureux to our mothers in the north.
1. Nadia Bryson by Silveria Jacobs
2. Solange Duncan-Trona by Ludmila York-Duncan
3. Sylvia Conner by Ana Gardener
(the video/ad below, The Unique Connection, is a perfect example of how we can find our mothers even though we are blindfolded and without her voice. So special.)
Tell her you love her... especially if today is not the day you celebrate Mother's Day.
What do you plan to do for your mom on Mother's Day and after Mother's Day?
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