Today, we celebrate out mothers. We celebrate those that gave us life, and taught us how to live. Yet while for most today is a day focused on happiness, for others, like my family, it’s tinged with sadness, and the realization that there’s one less person in the world who will call my mother “Ima.”
At Gilad’s funeral, my mother opened her eulogy by saying: “All I ever wanted, was to be a mother.”
Well, Ma, you still are. You are still the mother, and always will be, to four children, to two children-in-law, and to every single one of Gilad’s friends.
So yes, Gilad isn’t with us to celebrate your life and motherhood. But you are still his mother. And you are still our mother. And you always and forever will be.
Happy Mother’s Day, Ima.
Paul Simon – Mother And Child Reunion
The Tallest Man On Earth – Mother And Child Reunion (Paul Simon cover)