To my surprise, Rhu gave me permission to write the beginning of his post this time and I am honored.
I am sitting here in awe of one of the greatest, most meaningful gifts that has ever come into my life. He’s three now, soon to be four but was not supposed to be here at all, had I believed in the folklore – I didn’t.
His loving gaze that looks up to me with innocent wonder, his soft features that surround soulful eyes leading me right to his core…A gentleness and a smiling boy…every, single, day…Rhubarb.
I would love to say he’s mine but anything this special could only be a gift on loan… this gift has shown me a lot about life but most of all, guiding me to really understanding the many sides of self-less-ness.
Sometimes he looks at me as if to say…
Does anyone get it, mom? Except us?
I’m not sure... It’s an unwritten and unspoken bond we share, Rhu.
Turning my back on you would be like the sun refusing to shine and my world would definitely be a much colder, darker place…that will never happen, sweet Rhu.
Okay, mom - I'll take it from here!!
Many times throughout the day, I look up at my mom from underneath her desk and every time she looks at me, she is smiling. I am NOT kidding, always smiling at me - sometimes there’s even some mist in her eyes but she’s not sad, she just loves me that much.
Somehow, and I'm still not sure how, I called to her from Best Friends in beautiful Kanab, Utah…that must’ve been when she received the one and only “Meet Rhubarb”, email. Do you know, she’s never gotten another “meet” anyone else. Some would think that odd, but not me, there was not to be another calling like mine. I’m so glad that my whispers did not fall on deaf ears…that she went deeper than my physical imperfections and saw only the wholeness of my heart & soul.
Why did I begin getting better after she met me that first time? She spent every moment she could with me at Best Friends and yet, just before we were scheduled for this first time meeting, I had pneumonia and was not expected to live. Don’t visit yet, he’s really sick and may not make it…
Then like magic, the guardian angels worked overtime on me…They knew…They totally got it…I lived and soon mom would be there to meet me and sooner than anyone imagined, mom would be the one to take me home.
My mom and I are partners for life and beyond…She adopted me into her heart and there is no better home to live in than that of a house filled with love. Now and forever my mom’s heart is my home and I wish her a Happy Mother’s Day… There simply is… NO GREATER LOVE THAN THAT OF A MOTHER’S and I wish all of you mom’s out there a beautiful, love-filled day.
I love you more than words can ever say, my dear sweet Rhu, Love Mom.