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Friday, May 10, 2013

A Special Mother's Day Tribute and the Introduction to the Article, But It's Mother's Day

This year's Mother's Day article, But It's Mother's Day, is a tribute to all those mothers who have lived through the agony of having a child precede them in death.  No mother expects to see her child leave this earth before she does: it is the mother's heart that dreams of life–long life– for her children even before they are born.

I would also like to salute two women whom I have come to love, respect, and admire.

Micki Peluso, author of And The Whippoorwill Sang,[1] whose daughter's life was cut off by a drunken driver.  Micki tells Noelle's story, and therefore her own story with heart. Full of humor and wit, And The Whippoorwill Sang draws you into the Peluso family: it also takes you through a gamut of emotions from anger to hatred, to laughter, to tears that will force you to support a zero tolerance for people who drink and drive.  

Linda Halpin is the author of an upcoming book about her son, Louie, who was shot down in New York City. As a mother, she was suddenly thrown into the woes of lost.  Louie was a child with a promise, a future boxer whose future stopped on a fatal afternoon as he innocently visited his friends. Linda's book is expected to be release sometime this year.   

Each of these women has gone through the dark night of their souls, and they have come through it with renewed strength to step up to the plate and speak out against violence that has been done, not only against their children, but against children all over the world.  

Happy Mother's Day!

Pat Garcia

[1] Peluso, Micki,  And The Whippoorwill Sang, 


  1. Hi Sis, people forget the loss aspect of life, that children can go before their parents. it's nice to see you promoting Micki and Linda.

    1. My Dear Brother,

      How right you are. With all that is happening in the world, we still have this segmented thinking in our minds that make us believe that all is right with the world, and that everyone is relaxing and celebrating Mother's Day with joyous gift giving.

      My heart goes out to every parent who has lost a child through death and has had to bury them. No one, not even I, know the pain, but I can imagine the horror that the mothers go through.

      Love you.


  2. Been unwell have we Sis? You kept that under your hat. Thanks for your reply


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