Letter from the Editor: My Mother, Myself

By Leslie Moore

Letter from the Editor

This Mother’s Day I will not be with either of my children. They both live too far away for frequent visits, but, we keep in touch and stay connected in a variety of ways. My favorite is my mobile phone – it regularly makes a special sound that, without fail, brings a smile – it’s the one alerting me to an incoming Facetime call. Today, it was my son, who is more than 4,000 miles away. I see he’s added some European-looking clothing to his wardrobe, but he looks healthy and has a big smile on his face. One of his friends comes to the screen and says hello, and I get to see and hear the happy sounds of a group of young people making dinner together. After a few minutes of catching up, Cavin asks me for my salad dressing recipe, and we go over instructions before closing the call. Our 20 minute video chat has reduced the distance between us and given me much more insight into his life than a simple phone call. Other days, I answer the magical ring and the faces of my daughter and granddaughters pop up, who live much closer, but I still don’t see them nearly as often as I would like. At ages two and one, the girls are not always interested in talking to their grandmother, but I watch them play while my daughter and I chat, and I can actually see how much they’ve grown, hear them laugh and strain to understand their growing vocabularies. As my daughter talks about her children, I see the love on her face and am very proud of the mother my child has become. Nothing truly replaces face-to-face, in person visits, but my magic phone is the next best thing!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Sasee mothers and grandmothers!

We would love to see your holiday photos – please send them to lmoore@strandmedia.com, and your precious memories may end up on our Facebook page!

There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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