Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mother's Day 2013
Mother's Day. A day filled with emotion, no matter which way the day cuts for you, personally. I know a few who would prefer to see this day slip by without mention, akin to single folk on Valentine's. Too much loss, too many memories and many of them not good. For others, it's a festival of love and appreciation, for both the generation above and below: Moms rock!
To all my friends, loved ones and readers who are missing a mother or feeling empty-nestish today: I'm sorry. I hope your memories of your mother give you a smile, even in the missing. And I hope your kids call or visit, too. To all my friends, loved ones and readers for whom motherhood is a role carved out in non-traditional ways: Bless you. The world is better for your mothering skills, put to use in creative and thoughtful ways.
And to those of you with a brood of loving, noisy, annoying and energetic children around, and all you want is just a half-hour of peace and quiet (or maybe even just to get to go to the toilet alone): Enjoy your day! Peace and quiet will come later--like, midnight!?--or when the last one leaves for college!
I count myself blessed to know so many wonderful mothers, and to have my own still healthy and present, as well. I am confident she'll forgive me for posting the picture above (circa 1987) of us in our matching dresses. I am also thankful to my mother-in-law for giving husband many of his great husbanding skills. Mothering isn't easy, but it sure is worthwhile work. I have blogged about Mother's Day in the past, and find, as I reread the post, even years later, I can't say it any better. I adore the boy I am blessed to call son, and I learn so much, every day, from being his mother.
In wanting to add to the Mother's Day mix this year, of course, I thought it appropriate to share this video from Google, showing the sweeter side of motherhood.
As well, this SNL video about moms on Facebook also made me smile. Seth watched that over my shoulder this morning, and had a little laugh.
And this rundown of mom texting fails is pretty good too; though, it's missing the well-known texting moment where mom tells her kid that his uncle has died, LOL. Kid texts back: Do you know what LOL means? Mom: Yes, lots of love. That one always makes me smile, no matter how many times I see it.
On my list of wishes for Mother's Day? A hug, a little time together, some conversation while we putter around doing bits of yardwork, and another hug. Can't ever get too many hugs.
Looking forward to my wishes coming true today, hope yours do too!