Growing up in the City of Philadelphia I had the most wonderful and awesome childhood. My parents were amazing. My mother, Mary Travick, along with my father, Vernon Travick, were/is the apple of my eye and I love them more than words could ever say. There is no an adjective in the dictionary to describe how much I adore and love my parents.
I can remember my mother cooking and making the most delicious meals in the world. The nutrition that was stored in every meal was the treasure that helped to keep me healthy. I remember my mother taking my sister and me to Lit Brothers to see the Enchanted Village at Christmastime and Easter time she would always take us to buy new Easter outfits; everything brand spanking new all the way down to the crimbling slip!
We use to shop at Lord and Taylor long before she began her career there. She bought us the best quality clothes and shoes! Our Rothschild coats were simply beautiful; my mother had great taste in clothes and shoes. I guess that's why I have a love for shoes. When we came home from school, my mother made sure that there was no noise, tv's/radios to distract us from doing our homework; she made sure that the house was in total silence so that we could do our homework and focus on studying in an effort to make and maintain good grades and I always did.
She used to take us to the Latin Casino to see all of the Motown Recording Artists including the Supremes, the Temptations, the Four Tops and more!!! After each show my mother would take us back stage to meet the celebrities. How was she able to do that you might ask? My mother's cousin is Berry Gordy, Founder and President of Motown Records. I also remember my mother taking me to Detroit, Michigan. When we got there she took my sister and me to Motown Records where I met the Jackson Five. They were in the studio recording "I Want You Back". She then took us to Marvin Gaye's house!!! What an unforgettable joy and experience that was. She also took us to the Uptown to see Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. We met Smokey and he was so nice.
When my father died in 2001, my heart broke for my mother; her life has never been the same it seems. They were married 52 years. I can only imagine what she must feel, but she has been hanging in there and though some days she doesn't feel well, she is still here with us and I thank God for her presence.
I could go on and on forever and forever talking about my mother and how she nourished me with her love. My oh my what a mother she is. She is my strength and everything that is special to me. God has truly blessed me with a woman whose spirit is pure love and compassion.
I thank You, Lord God, for Your mercy and for Your unconditional love.
Happy Mother's Mommy, I love you more than you'll ever know.
7 years ago