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For My Mother

Everyone who knows that they have a good mother loves her and is grateful for her. My mother is…better than good. And I’m not just biased or bragging, because she is also flawed — as we all are. Reading this post will explain what I mean and why I say it. (Happy Mother’s Day!)

Christina Chase

With Mother’s Day coming, I decided to share this letter that I wrote to my mother nine years ago.  For those of you who don’t know me, it’s good to remember, while reading the letter, that I was born with a motor neuron disease that has rendered me completely dependent on others for all of my physical needs.  This letter is rather personal – but I hope and trust that my mother won’t mind.  It shows my own selfishness – and her great selflessness.

On the Occasion of

Mother’s Day

May 14, 2006

Dear Mama,

The reason that I’m writing this little letter is so that you will always remember how much I love you and am grateful for you.  Never forget that you are a woman who is loved!  My appreciation for you, Francine, goes beyond the natural appreciation of a daughter for her mother, because you, Francine, go beyond…

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Although crippled by disease, I am fully alive in love. I write about the profound wonder and terrible beauty of life while living with physical disability and severe dependency. Unafraid to ask life's big questions, I was briefly an atheist and considered other religions before finding, in God's choice to intimately share our humanity, what it truly means to be fully human. A revert to the Catholic Faith, I blog weekly and have written a book called It's Good to Be Here.

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