My Mother's Day Present To Myself

Sunday, May 09, 2010

My only child (daughter) moved to Florida late last year... and I don't have any other relatives in this state...or any adjoining ones either... This is the first Mother's Day I have ever spent w/o my daughter (I've been a single mom since she was a young teen)... While I'm thrilled for her - she's a mom of an almost 2 year old, I realized I was kind of down today. There were always three sacred days in our house... Mother's Day and each of our birthdays - you could pick whatever it was you wanted and the other person had to go along --- no arguments, no complaining. They were always our special days together - no matter what else was going on and I have some of the best memories because of these days.

Had to pause my writing b/c the phone rang...it was my daughter - she must have ESP! By the time she finished telling me about their w/e at Disney (that's what she wanted for MD)... and the stories about the great time they had and how my grandson reacted to some of the stuff they saw, I feel a million times better...

She asked me what I was doing for MD... I told her what I started out to write here. I decided it b/c Mother's Day was started in order to honor mother's...I'm going to honor myself today - I'm not going to kill myself working the yard or washing floors or shoveling my mountain of mulch. I am actually going to sit back and actually relax - no whining, no complaining... It made me laugh when I realized we always think it's the other person who has to change their attitude. In this case, since it's just me, I had to change my own attitude! I decided that maybe I'll take a nice, long walk in the nearby park. Then I am going to make myself a nice dinner - and maybe have a nice glass of wine to go with it... and thank my lucky stars and God that I have so much in my life.

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