Sunday, May 12, 2013
Happy Mother's Day
At my age, it's rare and special to still have both parents living. Mine are and still live in the home I grew up in. It's a lot of yard and house to care for, but they don't want it any other way. I can't say I blame them. With eight children and I have no idea how many grandchildren and great grandchildren, they do have help looking after things.
Today is a day to express love and appreciation for mom and all she did for us. I visited mom yesterday as my own children will be dropping by today. It's kind of a high pressure day for everyone. But I appreciate every gesture of kindness.
I try not to give my adult children advice. Even though I realize I could have been a better mother, I could have done so much better, it's too late to try to change things. So I listen and I don't judge. I am grateful my children are all close to me and trust and confide in me. I am definitely happy to be their mother, so this day is for me, too: A "Happy Mother's" day.