Sunday, May 9, 2010
Just a quick post to wish all of you moms out there a wonderful Mother's Day. This year I opted to stick around New Jersey, thinking we'd do dinner with my mother-in-law. She always tells us not to worry about her and to go off and do whatever we need to do. Afraid she was just saying that, we were slightly conflicted on how to plan. She's taking care of her elderly, sick uncle today and told us she'll take a rain check on dinner. This means we aren't doing anything today. We're simply making Sunday dinner for ourselves as if it were any other Sunday. It feels weird.
Hubs and I went to breakfast at our local coffee shop this morning where I was wished a Happy Mother's Day. The other day at the nail salon, I was given a gift bag with floral flip-flops and wished a Happy Mother's Day weekend. Why is it that just because I'm a woman old enough to have a teenager, everyone assumes I'm a mother? I never think to wish every man I see a happy Father's Day... Does this happen to guys everywhere too?
Since I can't be with my mother today, I'm posting two of my favorite photos. I'm sure there are many more, but these two came to mind first...
One photo is of me at age 7. I was tried and cranky and Mom was fixing my hair for my aunt's wedding. The other is of us getting ready for my own wedding on 11.8.08.
I am very lucky to have a mother who is accepting, loving, open-minded and understanding. I hope she knows how much I love her.