So, this past Sunday was Mother’s Day. What did you do? Me? I did nothing. Well, I did have to make myself breakfast and I changed the sheets on my bed, but aside from that, I did nothing. I lounged around all day, talked and texted on my phone and read my book. Later that evening, my husband and I watched Game of Thrones. My husband did cook dinner for me which I most certainly appreciated and enjoyed. At my house, we are very low-key. For example, for Valentine’s Day, we buy each other a card. That’s it. We don’t go out to eat because everyone else is eating out. We don’t do presents because it’s not necessary. All during the year, we show each other how special one is to the other. Maybe it’s not every day but it is often enough where we don’t need to celebrate a made-up holiday created by the greeting card industry. Even Christmas isn’t that big of a deal. In fact, I think we still celebrate it because of our son. We do exchange gifts but we try to limit them to one but no more than two. We’d rather spend money on experiences instead of things.
This particular Mother’s Day was a bit melancholy. My best friend lost her mother earlier this year. Her mother was like a second mother to me. I’ve known her since 1982. I not only felt sad but guilty because my mother is still here. Yes, I know that’s illogical but that’s how I felt. I checked on her to make sure she was okay and she assured me that she was. Her husband was taking very good care of her. He even grilled steaks for her and she loved that! I’m sure her emotions are still a bit raw but she has a huge support system to help her keep going.
If you have a Facebook or Instagram account, I’m sure you’ve seen a plethora of Mother’s Day celebrations. Those are great because these sons and daughters are creating wonderful memories for their mothers. What I have noticed this year is a greater focus on those women who aren’t mothers yet but want to be, those women who have lost children, those who are mother figures and those children who have lost their mothers. I think it’s wonderful that they are included too. Being a mother doesn’t always mean that you birthed a child or children. Like I said previously, my best friend’s mother didn’t birth me but she was basically like my mother. I loved her dearly and miss her. Whatever type of mother you are, I do hope you enjoyed Mother’s Day the way you wanted to. I also hope that your family lets you know that you are loved, valued, and appreciated more than once a year. If you’d like to read some interesting fact about Mother’s Day, here is a link for you.
Take care and I hope to see you all here next week. If there’s anything in particular that you would like for me to share, please let me know in the comments.