This is a story of a woman missing the guidance, friendship and closeness of her mother. The mother lived a full life that was cut short by her bout with illness and it is not until years later that the daughter realizes that the best things that were about to happen to her are yet to come and her mother is no longer available to share these events with her and the pain of the loss is still evident. She tells tales of their relationship and how impactful it has been to shape her viewpoints and thought process. The story shows the daughters strength and resolve in a situation that she has no control over.
J Elliott-Howard is a native of New York, New York. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She has had a successful career in corporate America. A divorced mother of two adult children and a grandmother of three. Enjoys photography and water color painting. She had been known to always see her glass as half-full instead of empty. She had a very interesting way of relating to people and her peers always seem to gravitate to her idealism. She has always been told that she ought to be an author based on her delivery methods of good, bad or indifferent news. She always manages to keep herself and those around centered in thought and action. In addition to writing she runs a blog called Janice's Take On It at www.janiceelliotthoward.com. Her newest project is a podcast called "Thoughts in the Car" that can be found at soundcloud.com/jyhoward or in the iTunes store.
From time to time, we take our parent for granted. I have met many who cannot be in close quarters with their mothers for more than an hour without getting into an argument or storming out. We have to take them for who they are as people, not just a parent. The very thing that gets on your last nerve should be the one thing that you learned to ignore or dismiss because it is an integral part of their personality that you cannot change. Many tend to claim that they can love their mothers better with miles or even states between them.
How I Wish I Had My Mother - A Daughter's Story
I have run into many women who tolerate their mothers; if they had to choose between spending time with mom and being trapped on a deserted island most would say I'll be packed and ready to go within the hour.