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Every Mom deserves to be appreciated every day. I think sometimes it's sad we have to remind ourselves of something like Mother's and Father's Day every year. To me one day isn't enough. There should be lots of days.
My sister, my Mom, and I all just relaxed, made dinner, read the paper and did a whole lot of nothing. My Mom was just happy to have her girls with her on her day. My sister got her a goofy "Pearls of Wisdom" book called The Zen of Zelda. It was a bulldog dressed up in a bunch of goofy outfits showing through photos her little "Pearls of Wisdom." I had heard lots of them.
I got her a coffee mug that said Cleveland State Mom on it. She's such a dork about coffee, she likes to have mugs that no one else can use, it makes her feel special. That's probably where I get my coffee infatuation from.
I called a bunch of other Mom's that I knew, including my Dad's Mom who we think is developing Alzhimer's. She asked me 3 times in 5 minutes if I was going to see my Mom today. I called my Mom's best friend, and several others to wish them Happy Mommy Day, I feel like I have 15 extra Mom's out there with all the women who my Mom is buddies with that feel like I am their daughter too.
I got a phone call from my friend Nika who is like my little sister too. She was the one out of two to wish me a Happy Mother's Day, even though I'm not sure it counts. I do know that May 13th was Birthmother's Day. I thought that was kinda neat-o. It's like a day for "holding pen Moms" like me or biological Moms who have given up kids for adoption and so on. The NE couple called me too yesterday to wish me a Happy BirthMom Day and I wished her a Happy Mommy Day even though she really isn't one yet. I thought about sending her a card, then I thought, nope, giving her a kid is enough effort and enough of a gift as is.
So Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms. Birthmoms, adoptive Moms, Grandmas, step-moms, and any others I may have overlooked. I think you all deserve so much more credit than we ever give you. You sacrifice so much to be parents and now that I know at least what the physical demands are, I appreciate it so much more. Hugs and kisses to you all.
5/15/2006 1:51 pm
*warm motherly hug* I hope your days get better, sweet one.|