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My Mother's Day

My Mother's Day

My Mother's Day

Dear Mom, this will be a different mother’s day for me, and not because I won’t plant my garden or hang out at some hip restaurant with my family.  It will be different because I will not call you today to wish you a happy mother’s day.  This is a first for me and it is a bit strange.  I won’t even look for a gift last minute as I usually do, or send flowers in a crunch because I am the worst planner for birthdays and other holidays.  Every year I pledge that I will get my card or gift in the mail to arrive before the day but it just doesn’t happen.  I am trying to put it out of my mind and plan to have the day to myself, be a bit selfish and self-centered, sleep late and not have to think about planning anything for the day.  That sounds like a cool Mother’s day, giving me time to reflect on the many mothers day celebrations I have enjoyed over the years with you.  This mother’s day will be the first of many without you.  It has been two months now.  I don’t know if I will mourn this day or call all my friends who have lost their mother and wish them a beautifully reflective day to cherish the good mother memories. Either way, I will not get to call and say Happy Mother's Day to you but I will forever remember those sweet moments on the phone letting you know how great a mom you were.   

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