Today we spent the day with my Mother-in-Law. We had a great day spraying weeds, giving her flowers and cards, and taking her out to dinner. It was a great day and I really enjoyed spending the time with her. She is absolutely wonderful and I am very lucky to have such a great Mother-in-law.
In the back of my mind all day though were my mom and both of my grandmothers.
Mom worked all day today and only got to see one kid for a little while last night. We live all over the place but the bond that she helped to create with out family always makes me feel like we are close together. She is such a wonderful example of what a Mother should be and I can only hope that I turn out to be half the mom she is, someday. She has been extremely supportive, a great taxi driver, a even better chef and a great friend. The over 600 miles that we live apart seem shorter when we talk on the phone and I can’t go for more than a couple of days without talking to her. I can’t wait to talk to her tomorrow since she was at work all day today.
My mom’s mom and I spent a lot of time together when I was growing up but especially when I was in high school. I would go over to their house almost every day during my junior and part of my senior year before going to practice or games. I loved it. She would cut my finger nails, fix me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. help me study for tests or we would sit and talk. I loved that time with her and it really is some of the best memories I have with her. I missed seeing her today even though I did get to talk with her it isn’t the same as being with her.
My dad’s mom and I were also very close. I was the only grandchild until my little brother was born and I was completely spoiled. Whether it was making cookies or spending days with her at their house while mom and dad worked, a fun time was had by all. Twenty-two years ago today we lost her. Not one May 10th goes by without me crying because I miss her. Even harder this year is that is Mothers’ Day. She was patient, kind, friendly, and a great grandmother.
To Mom and Grandma, Happy Mothers’ Day! Love you both so much and can’t wait to see you soon.