Mor

This is my beautiful mother Felicia.

This picture was taken on a particularly difficult day.

You wouldn’t know it because my mother exudes grace, love and warmth.

You might wonder why this post is called Mor.

Mor is the Danish word for mother.

After a semester living in Denmark, I came home using Danish quite a bit,

but the only word that stuck was “Mor”.

The name fits my mom so well.

Even better if Mor had an “e” at the end.

That is what my Mor is with each passing year:
More wonderful*

More beautiful*

More wise*

More gracious*

More loving*

More giving*

More compassionate*

More generous*

More faithful*

More Christ-like

I was reading a book last night.

One of the characters is Daphne du Maurier.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier is one of my favorite books.

I remember searching for a book to read one summer in my early

teens and Mom suggesting one of her favorite books.

I remember devouring the book.

From the very first sentence…
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.
I was hooked.

I felt so grown up reading this thriller.

I also remember that inkling that perhaps maybe

one day, I could be just like my Mom.

Every couple of years, I re-read Rebecca.

It never ceases to disappoint.

I never cease hoping that I can be more and

more like my Mor.

Happy Mother’s Day Mor!

I love you more and more!

Love,

Helen

*if it were possible

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3 thoughts on “Mor

  1. Jennifer says:

    1. I loved this tribute to your Mother! She IS beautiful, and the apple does not fall far from the tree. In fact, after I read your description of her I thought “Why, that’s a description of Helen. ” 🙂

    2. I am so excited to read “Rebecca” now! The classic film is excellent, but I have never sought out the book. Have you read, or seen the film “My Cousin Rachel” by Daphne du Maurier? The movie is hard to locate, but ever so worth the effort. You can get the book at the library. 🙂

    Happy Mother’s Day! ❤

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  2. I love you Mor!
    Thanks for the marathon phone call yesterday!
    A treat!

    *******************************
    JEN!
    I will just nonchalantly slide on past your number one…did you notice?
    You are too sweet as usual.

    I hope you enjoy Rebecca.
    So funny, I just put My Cousin Rachel on hold at the library because this current book keeps mentioning it and I can’t believe that I haven’t read it. I think I just got so stuck on Rebecca…time to venture out!
    It is quite crazy to be reading a book right now…even more for you but it is a nice escape!
    Email to follow!

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