Saturday, May 8, 2010
Sunflower Birthday Cake and Thoughts on Mother's Day
The rest of the weekend is before me. Rain is falling steadily, and it looks like we're going to have a soggy Mother's Day. My own mother has been gone for eight years, and I miss her, especially, this weekend. But there are bright moments ahead. I plan to visit my Mother-in-Law Mary Lou. Even though her son and I were divorced long ago, she remains a very important part of my life, and I love her. I am so fortunate to remain a part of her family. It is always struggle to find the appropriate way to remember her. There are no cards post-divorce to adequately convey the significance of relationships that survive beyond the marriage. So I'll find the a card that most closely conveys my sentiment, stop by, and visit. Marylou, mother of six sons, grandmother of sixteen, wth the sixteenth and seventeenth great-grandchildren soon to arrive, is remembered well by many. The only thing I can think to give her this Mother's Day is just a little bit of time.