When you connect emotionally on that level without a word spoken, the tears just happen. I remember just looking into my mom's eyes and boom! Like she could see right through me. I know now, that she could. And I sense this today in every mother I meet as they talk about their child.
When your child cries, it resonates inside you in a way nothing else can. When I was about 10, I said to my mom once: "Why do you love me so much?" She replied, "You will only know when you have kids yourself." Of course, she was right.
Our moms are the grounding force in our lives that allow us to move forward, to step out each day when we are little and make it through each new thing during sometimes harrowing days. Because we know, even without thinking, they will be there when we return home.
Even today, though my mom is long gone she is still with me, wherever I go, whatever I do. She shares my highest highs and lowest lows. She's in every dinner party and holiday, every business meeting and new place I see. She's in my children and in every baseball game they play or ballet performance they dance.
There will never be another like her in our lives and that is at it should be. And it is with her incalculable gifts of spirit I am the person I am today. And I know, you know -- just what I mean.