Good morning everyone from the great state of Texas, where it is suppose to be in the 80's and sunny.
I am up early this morning, because I received a Happy Mothers Day message from far away. A place where time doesn't matter.
As I have sat here, so very early, I am reflecting on what Mother's Day means to me. In many ways it is the saddest time of the year. It is a day where I look back, and so many of the memories are sweet, but also regret for missing out on so many more.
Yesterday I attended a welcome home party for our neighbor's son. He was the intended target the night I lost my son. Instead of asking why, I am happy that he survived. It also gives us a bond that no one else can feel, but us.
I also reflect on being a mom. I am sure many of you will agree it is one of the hardest jobs a person can have. So many times you wonder if you did it right, and said the right thing. I also think of those mom's who saw fit to give up that baby, so that others could be a loving parent.
I am also reflecting on the mother of mine who died so many years ago. She had a terrible time being a mom, but I am sure she did her best. I am thankful that she gave me life, and gave me examples of what not to do as a mom.
My message this morning said, "Happy Mother's Day Mom. Grandma and I are here, and we wish for you to have a good day. We love you."
It makes me smile to think that over night, a new born baby came into this world, and a new mommy will wake up. I wish her all the happiness in the world, as I wish for all of you.