Sunday, May 13th is Mother’s Day in the U.S. A day to celebrate Moms….. Fur baby Moms, single fathers who are both Moms and Dad, and Moms who are no longer with us.
I lost my Mom in 2006, and I have a handful of friends, and family who have also lost their mothers since then. I know for most of us that Mother’s Day is at the very bottom of our list of favorite holidays now, but it’s also one that I started celebrating again. You see, I’m also a mother. A mother of a beautiful, and loving 26 year old daughter who is so important to me that I push back the bad thoughts of losing my mother, and concentrate on her.
I look forward to spending time with her doing things that I love, and she mostly hates. 🙂 It cracks me up that she just fights through the boredom to do what makes me happy. It also makes my heart fill up that she loves me enough to just spend time with me doing “lame mom stuff”.
My Mom was the strongest woman I ever knew, and continued to hold that title until my daughter took it from her in the past couple of years. I see a lot of my Mom in my daughter, and I smile because it’s the best parts, her strength and beautiful heart to just name a couple.
So, happy Mother’s Day to those who celebrate. Call your Mom. Love her while you can. One day she won’t be there to call, or hug.