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My How Things Have Changed!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

When I was a kid Mother's Day was a big deal. We usually got Mom a small gift, card & flowers. We didn't go out to eat much when I was a kid so I am sure Mom did have to cook. Today at church an elderly lady and I were talking. We each wished the other happy Mother's Day and I asked if she was doing anything special. She said her kids would call her but they were busy with their own families over on the coast. If we hadn't had plans to go to my MIL I would have kidnapped her. I know how she feels. Our kids live away from us. I received text messages and posts on facebook from the kids. DH's uncle posted a comment about modern technology and Mother's Day and I am thinking his DW got the same kind of greetings I did. I am glad they remembered me but I enjoyed the days of getting cards. I have a box stuck up in the closet with cards from the kids and pictures drawn for me, etc. DH knew last year I was disappointed when I got no cards so he came home with flowers Saturday and wished me Happy Mother's Day. I love my flowers and my DH. I love our kids too! ;-)

We didn't stay at my MIL's long because my SIL was coming to get her to take her to their house for dinner. When we left there, we ran home for a quick bite to eat and then headed for the foothills west of us. We drove around looking for wildflowers but it is so dry that there aren't many this year. I did manage to get a few pictures. We got out and hiked for about 40 minutes. Nothing too steep with my back still not 100%. It was just nice to get out & enjoy nature. Today was a good test for wandering around the Tomahawk Ranch tomorrow looking for Ellensburg Blue too.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day and have a great week to come.

P.S. I have to retract part of my blog above. Today in the mail I received a card from my daughter on the coast. When she was a teen she would have tried the patience of Job. When I read what she had written it brought tears to my eyes. She wrote "Mom, thank you for never giving up on me!" I am proud to say she has turned into a loving, caring woman who is a wonderful mother herself.

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CLARALAW 5/14/2013 11:23AM

    You are right, Martha, times have changed. I enjoy sending and receiving cards, for any or no occassion. I mailed my mother a card last week and I write a card to her once or twice a month. I hope it blessed her more than it blessed me.

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JESSERMOVICK 5/13/2013 1:47PM

    emoticon great DH! Sounds like a keeper! MIL here is having trouble coping with the loss of contact with family on special occasions, but I agree, things are changing and some people deal with it better than others! Great job getting out to hike too!

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DEEEBEE 5/13/2013 12:34PM

    I received two Mothers' Day cards; one from my husband and the other from our dog. DH also took me out to eat for lunch and then fixed dinner for us. So nice! I received a phone call from my son and daughter, but no cards. Cards are way overpriced, and maybe it's not a bad idea to stop sending them. This was my first Mothers' Day without my mom--she passed away in January. I miss her, and I see family traditions are changing.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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BARB4HEALTH 5/13/2013 8:08AM

    emoticon I know I am so blessed to have seen my kids and GK yesterday. That does't always happen, but it did yesterday. I even got a surprise call from my SIL who was at work, to wish me a Happy Mother's Day.

I have cards from the past that I mull over from time to time and so enjoy the sentiments! Technology is wonderful, but I do enjoy many of the things of the earlier days.

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