Mother’s Day filled my heart. First, when I awakened in the morning, I made coffee and opened this computer. When I logged into Facebook, I found this pronouncement from my daughter:
“I’m so thankful to have an amazing, talented, smart, ambitious, honest woman as my mommy. You made me the person I am today and as I continue to grow, I see things you taught me passing down to my son. I’m the mom I am today because of the mom you were to me. I may not always show it or tell you but I love you so much.” I nearly cried; I am not a crier.
The flowers arrived Saturday from my son who lives twenty hours away if you drive. Look at these flowers!! Fantastic.
Then my grandson gave me a handmade card about 5 by 8 inches with this long note some of which follows:
“Happy Mother’s Day. I know your not my mom but your my mom’s mom so your a mother so happy mother’s day. Thank you for giving birth to my mom because if you wouldn’t have, I wouldn’t be alive right now so thanks….Thank you for all the things you do for me. You always watch me. Your always nice even when I’m mean and you spoil me. I love you and happy mother’s day. ” He is ten.
Then today I received a totally unexpected thank you card with a note from a young man who stayed with me a while last spring just before he graduated from college with an A average. He was experiencing an extremely painful time then. His hand written note: “Happy Mother’s Day! It has been one year since I graduated from college. I would never have made it without you! Thank you for the great help in my most difficult time. You are the small ray of sunshine that really brings me hope! Thank you!” I felt overwhelmed.
The bottle in front of the flowers above is Versace perfume–Mother’s Day present from my daughter.