Mother’s Day has come and gone. I must admit it was the most wonderful Mother’s Day I have ever had. The Daughter came and brought me the most beautiful red roses. We all went to church and it was FULL! For that, I sent God a quick thank you prayer. I wanted everyone to be together with someone on this special day.
As I look back over my life time, holidays of any kind always thrilled me. By the way, they still do. We start off the new year with all kind of “DAYS”. But next to Christmas, I do believe Mother’s Day has the best meaning. Let’s face it, “what would this world be without mothers?” I bet you are thinking “really”! I don’t care how old you get; you will always remember that favorite time you had with your Mother and Grandmother.
My grandmother was a “big boned” woman; Very independent, strong willed lady. She was tall and always wore an apron. She would get all dressed up and go to town on Friday, you see that was “HER DAY”. Does that remind you of someone you know? Yes, I have to escape every Friday just like she did. It just occurred me to me, that is probably why I started that tradition. She would put on her gloves, her hat and off she would go.
I would sit in the yard and wait for her to come back home because you see she would always bring me a bag of “orange slices. Every time I see a package of them in the Dollar Store, I think of her. She really wasn’t supposed to eat them and she would tell me that they were for me but she knew I would share them. She would even keep them at her house, just across the road; she said it was because she wanted me to come visit her more often. I knew better……she just wanted them handy when she wanted to eat one.
For some reason, I am having great difficulty writing these words today. Normally they just pour through my mind right on to the paper and then I send them on to you. I guess I am missing all those people who have been a wonderful influence in my life. MEMORIES ARE WONDERFUL. I certainly hope you take a moment and remember all those people in your life. Pick up the phone give them a call, write them a letter or be better still, jump in your car and go by to see them.
Now that I have gotten all sentimental and shed a few tears over the memories that I have had in my past, I will mention that it’s here…..no spring to speak of and now we will fast forward into summer. Mother Nature is also making memories. As you can see I have no control over her at all. I have just decided to “go with the flow”. As the Hubby says, “into every life a little rain must fall”. Of course my answer to that is REALLY….I DON’T THINK THEY MEANT THIS MUCH.
Till next time, enjoy the moment. Bye now!