Saturday, May 10, 2008
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day to each of you mothers.
I lost my Mother 2 years ago but spend more time thinking of her on Mother's Day than any other time of the year. Of course I should say she is in my mind almost every day in some off way, an old saying I remember or repeat, how I look in the mirror sometimes in the morning without makeup, a favorite food that she made so well and no one since has been able to duplicate even with her own recipe, so many familiar things come to mind.
But on this day every year since her death, I pause to remember all those good times, especially in the last few months we had her with us and little things we would laugh about. One thing that stands out is when she was still living in her little house she had moved to after Dad died 15 years ago that was more manageable for her and she had gotten to the point where she should have moved from there but stubbornly would not. She had called me at my store to come help her at once. I got there and she was alone and no caregiver in sight. She had tried to get to the bathroom alone and didn't make it. So I got her fixed back up and comfortable and she cried and said you should not have had to do that. I said you cleaned me up when I was a baby so now I am repaying you for that. She smiled and said I guess that is right. So it was forgotten, until today.
I was very fortunate to have had two good parents. I remember every day something of what they taught me.
They did not preach, they did not scold unless it was a big thing, they lead me and taught me with their examples of how they lived their lives.
So today, instead of making all of us cry in rememberance, I would like to just simply say, Happy mother's day to all you Moms since I cannot tell it to my own Mom.