Sunday, May 11, 2014
First of all, I received the sweetest card from Sari. I didn't give birth to her. She came into my life when she was 7 at the time I married her dad. If I had put in an order for a daughter and been given the opportunity to chose the traits and characteristics I wanted, I couldn't have come closer. Plus, I never had to change diapers, and she knew how to wash dishes and make her bed. Works for me!
Here's part of what she wrote in the card:
"Mom, yes that is what I call you because it doesn't take DNA to be a real mom, it takes love, support, faith, encouragement, friendship, patience, understanding! You have shown me all of these through the years, and I'm proud to call you mom!!!"
Yep, it wiped me out. Great big alligator tears. . . . along with a silly smile on my face. Wow.
Today wrapped up a 4 day weekend with DH celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary. We had some fun, got a lot of stuff done around the place, as well as taking care of some business in the city. We rode to the coast with some friends and had an absolutely awesome day today.
Anyway, tomorrow I'm planning a day with my mom and sister . . . that'll be really special. It seems that the horrible garbage that happened a few years ago that caused alienation between us is behind us. Stuff happens. I'm glad we've been able to move with a clearer perspective of what really counts. Mom is 84 years old. My sister is 55 and almost died just a few months ago. (She was in a coma for 5 weeks after developing pneumonia on top of that deadly flu virus.) I'm really thankful God is a God of second chances.
Let's make today count!