A Mother's Love

I have been thinking about my mother and me as a mother a lot the last several weeks.  I am so thankful that my mother is loves me.  Traveling through this cancer experience has taught me to love and appreciate her even more.  She has been there for me ways, I never imagined.

However, her presence with me during this season inspired me to love my son stronger and deeper; and then I realized, I already was, meaning we are always doing the best we can in any moment.  However, that moment looks different based on where we are in life, and our ability to embrace the current moment.

Recently, I have realized at a deeper level the importance of a mother's love.  A mother's love isn't perfect, meaning it doesn't show up the way you always want it too, but for sure, she's always loving you the best she can. And her love is a gift, in many ways, just as God's love is a gift. 

We can receive and enjoy our mother's love as truly special, when we realize that it's a gift, and not owed to us.  

Most of us, the children of Mothers, if you think about it and look honestly in the mirror of life, that we are just like our mothers. We are human beings doing the best we can at any given moment.  

Mama, I end this blog with a simple "thank you" for choosing to love me, as I am indeed, just like you.   I love you!


 Kejuan, I love you my son; I wrote the poem "I Am Just Like You" for him, over a decade ago.  And still today, it remains true.  

Kejuan, I love you my son; I wrote the poem "I Am Just Like You" for him, over a decade ago.  And still today, it remains true.  



   I AM JUST LIKE YOU     I AM MADE OUT OF FLESH AND BLOOD    JUST LIKE YOU   WHEN I HURT I CRY,   JUST LIKE YOU    MY SOUL DESIRES YOUR UNCONDITIONAL LOVE,   FORGIVENESS AND ACCEPTANCE,   JUST LIKE YOU    I DREAM OF THE DAY THAT I WILL FEEL YOUR   COMPLETE APPROVAL AND ACCEPTANCE,   JUST LIKE YOU   I WANT YOU TO RESPECT ME AND MY UNIQUENESS,   JUST LIKE YOU   I’M CONCERNED IF I DON’T MEASURE UP TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS,   JUST LIKE YOU    I WANT TO EXPRESS MY TRUE FEELINGS AND   KNOW THAT I AM BEING HEARD AND NOT MISUNDERSTOOD,   JUST LIKE YOU   SOMETIMES MY ACTIONS AND THE WORDS I SPEAK  DON’T EXPRESS MY TRUTH OR THE LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU,  JUST LIKE YOU    I SOMETIMES QUESTION MY EXISTENCE ON THIS EARTH    JUST LIKE YOU    WE HAVE MORE IN COMMON THAN DIFFERENCES; WHY?    BECAUSE, YOU’RE JUST LIKE ME.     written by angel al-cal

I AM JUST LIKE YOU

I AM MADE OUT OF FLESH AND BLOOD

JUST LIKE YOU

WHEN I HURT I CRY,

JUST LIKE YOU

MY SOUL DESIRES YOUR UNCONDITIONAL LOVE,

FORGIVENESS AND ACCEPTANCE,

JUST LIKE YOU

I DREAM OF THE DAY THAT I WILL FEEL YOUR

COMPLETE APPROVAL AND ACCEPTANCE,

JUST LIKE YOU

I WANT YOU TO RESPECT ME AND MY UNIQUENESS,

JUST LIKE YOU

I’M CONCERNED IF I DON’T MEASURE UP TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS,

JUST LIKE YOU

I WANT TO EXPRESS MY TRUE FEELINGS AND

KNOW THAT I AM BEING HEARD AND NOT MISUNDERSTOOD,

JUST LIKE YOU

SOMETIMES MY ACTIONS AND THE WORDS I SPEAK

DON’T EXPRESS MY TRUTH OR THE LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU,
JUST LIKE YOU

I SOMETIMES QUESTION MY EXISTENCE ON THIS EARTH

JUST LIKE YOU

WE HAVE MORE IN COMMON THAN DIFFERENCES; WHY?  

BECAUSE, YOU’RE JUST LIKE ME. 

written by angel al-cal