Happy Mother’s Day! Today is a difficult day for me since I’ve lost my Mother. Even though she isn’t with us, I still feel it’s an important day to celebrate. I decided to take it easy and let myself wake up without an alarm. I got out of bed around 8:30 am and enjoyed breakfast at home with Fletch. After that, I did some Zumba before getting ready for the day and sitting down to write this post.
Mother’s Day for me is a day that reminds me to appreciate and celebrate every moment I had with my Mom but is also a solemn reminder that I don’t get to make any new memories with her. It’s a difficult day but I do my best to celebrate her. That’s what she deserves.
My Mother gave me a sense of humor and a kind heart. No matter how sick she was, she was always concerned about everyone else. I remember once, during one of her many hospitalizations, she told me she was busy making a doll for a sick child. I told her she should be resting (you know, the whole hospital thing) but she wouldn’t hear it. The child was going into surgery and my Mom wanted the doll to be there because she knew the child was scared.
That was my Mom. She was a kind, thoughtful lady that gave herself fully to the well-being of others. I feel very lucky to have had her as a Mother.
So today, I reflect back on the time I had with her. I’ll smile when I think about the laughs we shared.
Tonight Fletch and I will enjoy dinner with my Dad and maybe treat ourselves to ice cream in honor of my Mom.
Have a wonderful day and hug your Moms tight for me.