Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

           

Not being a huge fan of "Hallmark" holidays, nonetheless, today is Mother's Day in the US.  I feel blessed to have my three children.  I also feel blessed that my mother is still on this earth.

My poor mother is cooking once again today.  I feel bad for that.  She still loves to cook; just not on a large scale.  A couple of years ago, my three children and I just showed up in the afternoon on Mother's Day.  It sort of knocked my mother's world out of sync because she hadn't prepared anything.....that was my purpose in arriving unannounced. 

I'm sort of at a loss for words (imagine that).  My mom's car accident has really taken a toll emotionally on her.  She tried to drive again but is terrified which is probably best anyway.  She is giving Joey her Sunfire which is practically new.  In exchange, he is driving his grandma to all her appointments, the store, etc. after he's done working.  I was stunned, as I had no idea this was happening.  Joey and my mother have a special relationship so this is working out for all.

I think what is really getting to me today is realizing just how fragile my mother is becoming.  Somehow, I thought she would outlive us all.  Now, reality is hitting me hard and sort of scaring me.  I'm crawling into my  "little" Chrissy skin which I'm not fond of.

Take the time today and everyday to tell your mothers' and all loved ones, for that matter, that you love them....

BIG HUGS

Thanks to Emmi for the above tag!  Love it! Sweet & Simple Pleasures

19 comments:

springangel235 said...

Happy Mother's Day to you...your Mom, who must be as special as you are...she sure sounds like it.
May your day be the best ever...enjoy...hugs and love,
Joyce

jckfrstross said...

Happy Mothers Day:)

Deb

lisa41076 said...

Chris, Happy Mother's Day to you !!!!!!!! Have a wonderful day, Hugs Lisa

jeadie05 said...

A happy Mothers day to you and your Mum ,cherish her Chris ...love Jan xx

queeniemart said...

i was at church 20 min ago and the pastor talked about his mom and he began to cry....right in front of us...i fell apart...his mom was 80 2 yrs ago when she died and she had been a wonderful mom to him. Your entry reminds me of him opening up and missing his mom. I am so glad you have a wonderful mom.....you know, YOU are also a FANTASTIC, loving, wonderous mom, dont ever forget it.
XOXOXOXOXOXO lj

sugarsweet056 said...

I almost used the same tag (first one) LOL.
Happy Moms Day to you too.
May God bless,
Sugar

lanurseprn said...

Mother's Day is hard for me. My mom died 13yrs ago. Enjoy your mom....and treasure each moment.
Pam

jlocorriere05 said...

Have a lovely day Chris, I'm sure your mum cherishes you as you do her. I lost my mum almost thirty years ago but she'll never be forgotten. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

astoriasand said...

How lovely your mum should do this with her car Chris.I suppose just as I would for my Grandsons too .Grab every minute whilst you can Chris with your mom.I lost mine at 31 yrs old and I didin't have her around long enough.Have a wonderful day I did put a very short post in today for all you moms across the pond,as I haven't been myself lately so not on the pooter as often.I am just catching up a little on alerts now.I hope your moms health improves she will be in my prayers .Keep smiling enjoy whatever mom cooks.She loves to do it for you so let her.Try not to worry too much.Take Care God Bless."HAPPY MOTHERS DAY" to both of you.Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriaand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

bobbysgirl8584 said...

Happy Mother's Day...enjoy the day with your kids and your Mom.
Maria

my78novata said...

while its sweet your mo m is giivng him the car I wish it were under better circum stances. I tel you its hard watching our aprents age.

Happy mothers day to you and her

pharmolo said...

Happy Mother's Day, Chris :-)

gehi6 said...

That is nice of Joey. She will adjust.  The inevitable is here, but some elders stubbornly persist and cause wrecks as my dad did, driving drunk.  He still wouldn't quit driving.  he wanted to do what he wanted to do.  Your mother is lucky she could be involved in a wreck and survive it!  Best to her and you and Joey.  And a wish for Megan to come home safely with an unforgettable trip behind her.  Gerry

chat2missie said...

Hope you had a great day!
Missie

siennastarr said...

I wish that my mother had lived long enough for me to realize that she was becoming more frail and closer to the end of her life.  Instead I lost mine at the age of 24, and she was a mere 57.  In four years I will be that age.  Now that is scary.  
I do hope that you had a nice Mother's Day, Chris...  and it's okay to crawl into little Chrissy mode once in a while.  We all do that.  Just don't stay in there too long...

Love you much, my friend..

Jackie
http://journals.aol.com/siennastarr/Hopefloats/

rdautumnsage said...

Joey is an all around great guy helping your mom out the way he is. I can understand why they have such a close bond. (Hugs) Indigo

xxroxymamaxx said...

Chris, hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.  love, Shelly

penniepooh said...

It`s not easy seeing our mothers get older and become weak.
Sounds like a good deal she`s got going with Joey. :)
HUGS
penny
http://journals.aol.com/penniepooh/pennys-pieces-of-ohio/

http://www.myspace.com/pennysplace2gogh

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