May 14 – Daily Feast
How many times she called me to her side to share something beautiful – the glowing embers in a sunset, the call of a whippoorwill, or one of those rare moments when Venus draws near the new moon. How many times she held my hand to comfort me through hope and fear, birth and death, happiness and unhappiness. How many times she taught me that no one is ever alone. We are always in the presence of Father-God who loves us – no matter what might appear to frighten us. How many times she said, “You can do it!” and how many times she refrained from saying, “You’ll never make it.” And how many blessings I wish upon her – my mother!
~ I will come with my family and pitch my lodge in your camp, that others may see….you are under my protection. ~
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler