I know on this blog I've usually spent a lot of time telling you about the relationship I had with my dad, but that is because of the love of working with our hands and that goes well with the theme of this blog. However, I love my mom as well. She and I just have a different relationship than I had with my dad.
|I found this picture of mom and me in grandma's photo album last year.|
My mom has given of herself my entire life. When she decided to go back to college and pursue a Master's Degree when I was in elementary school, that caused her to live on the college campus during 4 summers of my childhood. Oh, how I missed her. But she wrote me letters all the time and recently I discovered that she kept my letters to her as well. One day she gave me back one of my letters and it made my day.
Although my mom and I don't share many of the same interests, she's always paying attention to all of the things that I like to do, and she looks for books (remember she was a librarian) that match my current interests. When I was a kid, she would leave books as presents on my bed or in my chair at the kitchen table. I have not figured out to this day how she could sneak those presents without being caught. Now, since we live in separate places, she still finds ways to surprise me on the oddest occasions. This year she even sent me a St. Patrick's Day card with goodies inside. (I mean, we never celebrated that day before, but that was her way to sneak in a surprise gift.)
On this Mother's Day I won't be able to spend it with my mom since she decided to spend it with hers, but trust me, we will celebrate when she returns. It's funny how I already miss her though, even though we see each other almost every day and talk on the phone daily. But, I'm glad to hear the joy in her voice as she spends time with grandma.
So, to all you wonderful women who have children, I want to wish you a wonderful Mother's Day. I'm sure your own kids have many wonderful things to say about the things you have done over the years. I know we generally set aside one day to celebrate Mothers, but as with many other holidays, Mother's Day is everyday.
Happy Mother's Day!