Looking toward the weekend, I wanted to mention to all my people, that a couple of very important holidays are around the corner… Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. For those of you who still have your parents here with you, please take a moment out of your busy lives, consider what would bring them the greatest smiles, and then – deliver!! At the end of the day, I think that they would like to ‘hear’ from you- be it in a note, or a phone call… or even in person… Tell them. Make their day! Surely something is so memorable that you can express it to them in words.
It is so interesting being a mother now, because suddenly the holiday has shifted. It is no longer only about my feelings towards my mother, grandmother and anyone else I want to bow down to, it is about little ‘ole me. And, what do I want? Well, I want no screaming, a day of “thank you’s”, a clean home, and a thriving kitchen garden. Too much? Okay, how about 24 hours away from my family? Just kidding…! Hmmmm. Okay… the truth is, I love to take my family strawberry picking, which we do try to do every year, and I would love love love a wonderful photograph of my kids, and one with me in it. That is something I know I will cherish absolutely forever. I think I can make all of this happen… My wonderful husband knows these things bring me the greatest smiles. And of course, giving my own mother a big hug and thoughtful note, is on the list too. I asked my mother to pull out any old photos of the two of us… I have vowed after seeing the small handful of them that we need to take photographs together much more often. She also brought over a note that I wrote to her on her birthday several years back, while I was away on a cruise vacation… I guess if she chose to save it, it really made an impact.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you fellow mom’s. Do yourself one favor- and take out your cameras- I look forward to seeing what you come up with while your family surrounds you this Sunday!!