Mother’s Day is Tough when you are missing your Mom
Spammed by Deals for ‘Mom’
Part of our culture is spending money to celebrate each other and occasions. My inbox has been inundated with deals and last chance offers to honor Mom on her special day. I wish I could join a “Do not remind” list for lost kids who aren’t ready to face up to the fact that they will never again call, post, or sign a card wishing their mom well. My last chance was that Friday I last saw her in the hospital. How carelessly I kissed her cheek and said, “See ya tomorrow, Mommy”.
You just never know.
Last year I used a special to send flowers with free shipping!
Mom sent me a photo last year of the flowers I sent for Mother’s Day. They are sitting on the same table where we ate while I was growing up on the Lazy Susan that passed the peas, the ketchup, the salt…
I also called and chatted a few minutes before she went to dinner with my brother and his family.
This year that f’ing FaceBook posted a HUGE reminder first thing. “It’s MOTHER’S DAY!” wish your mom well.
Reminder: Laurie stay off of Facebook.
I’m not sorry that Mother’s Day exists
I loved honoring my Mom and my Grandma. I loved how excited they would be over my childish gifts and handmade art when I was young. I loved sneaking out with Daddy to find presents and to make “pancakes” to surprise Mom. (The most lumpy, terrible, salty mess, which God bless her, she ate enthusiastically with a smile).
I was glad to have the chance to tell her I loved her.
I was glad to be a kid again.
I never knew that little stuff was little and arguments were pointless,
One of the photos I retrieved off of Mom’s phone was this compilation of my baby pictures that hung in Mom’s bedroom. My brother’s was also there.
When Mom died, all that was left was love.
Now she’s gone.
But the love is here – just mixed with tears.
Maybe next year I’ll tie a card to a balloon and watch it soar.
To all of you who are mothers or still have living mothers, Happy Mother’s Day!
To those of us who are missing our loved ones, here’s a kiss and hug from me.