May timely topics-memories, memorials, and mothers

May is a traditional month for proms, graduations, and weddings. I married my husband in May; I almost share an anniversary with the Duchess of Sussex, the former American actress Meghan Markle.

2 pink tulips next to blocks which spell HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

May is a month of remembering and creating memories.

Mother’s Day

In the United States, we designate the second Sunday in May Mothers’ Day to honor mothers. You may not be one, but we all have one, although, like me, yours may be deceased. (I know other nations have a similar day on a different date.)

Me with my mother when I graduated from medical school in 1978

You may have pleasant or not-so-pleasant memories of your mother; nurturing may not come easily to some women, possibly because they did not receive it. Sometimes when that happens, other women step in to bridge the gap. They deserve to be honored also.

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May is a traditional month for proms, graduations, and weddings. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many did not happen as planned but most found creative ways to create meaningful memories anyway.

dancing with my son at his 2019 wedding

I married my husband in May; I almost share an anniversary with the Duchess of Sussex, the former American actress Meghan Markle. She and Prince Harry are parents of a cute little boy, Archie and a girl, Lillibet, who was named for her late great-grandmother-who happened to be the late Queen Elizabeth of England.

Now the family lives in the United States, California. Their marriage has been strained by family, political, financial, and personal issues, as have most marriages. I wrote about our marriage journey in this post.

Two Words That Still Change My Life

When I watched the war in Vietnam on TV news, I didn’t realize the doctor I had read about had worked there. I never imagined that I would ever go there. And I never imagined that war would help me meet my husband, and create a family that brings me joy every day.

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May timely topics include

exploring the HEART of health, memories, and celebrations

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Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

As a family physician, I explore the HEART of HEALTH in my work, recreation, community, and through writing. My blog, Watercress Words, informs and inspires us to live in health. I believe we can turn our health challenges into healthy opportunities. When we do, we can share the HEART of health with our families, communities, and the world. Come explore and share with me.

3 thoughts on “May timely topics-memories, memorials, and mothers”

  1. Happy Mother’s Day to you too. I get spoiled because my birthday is close to Mother’s Day; not such because of presents or anything, but guarnatee’s visits from my kids which I love. Hope your week is great.

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