From Texas With Love

Saturday April 1, 2017

Mother’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate the joys of having a Mother. There is simply no way we can ever really thank our Mother for all that she has done for us. She is the one who bears our pain that we experience, the one who wakes up early in the morning to make sure there’s breakfast on the table, the one who kisses away our wounds , our troubles, and all perceivable dangers – just to name a few. Everyday should be Mother’s Day for everyday that we live is a life given by our Mother. I lost my beloved Mother in 2006. Since then, I have found ways to honour her by looking through her eyes, believing in her ways of the world, continuing to cherish her memories in the little things that meant the world to her such as the love and adoration of her family. I imagine having my Mother here with me despite the absence of her physical being. This longing for my Mother seem to only subside by way of form and through the presence of my sister, Cece Anonas Karnopp. I remember the day when Cece spoke to my Dad for the last time. It felt like it was only an hour ago. She had just arrived home from work, drove straight to our parent’s house to pick up then 7 month old Kristiana Marie. While my Dad was resting in bed, with Mom by his side, Cece told him that she was leaving her lucrative position as an Executive for Clinique and The Estee Lauder Company to take care of her family and become a fulltime wife and mother. It was quite shocking as she had already invested at least a good 10 years working...... Read more on Full Issue!

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