Thursday, May 08, 2014
It's those little things they do and have done, like Julie helping the kids to make Happy Birthday Grammy signs in April. Or John bringing the kids by to see me frequently or including me in their activities. Those are the gifts that keep on giving.
It's the fact that they are compassionate, kind, loving people who give to others and of course love their families above all else.
I can remember when I was younger and still living in the USA. The marketing of each holiday made one feel that THAT was the day you had to receive accolades and gifts. I remember once seeing that a refrigerator or new car were being advertised. Good grief.
Now I get it. It's those daily things that happen throughout the year that remind us of how blessed we are to have the title of "Mother".
Even though I was successful in the business world, I certainly think my greatest accomplishment was raising Jennifer, John and Julie. I wouldn't take anything for the memories..........even, the difficult ones.
Here in Mexico this year, Mother's Day is on Saturday. Usually fresh flowers are taken to the mother and grandmother. Josefina always brings me flowers as well! I was so surprised the first year that happened. It really touched my heart.
So, when I decided to write this post, I looked on Picasa at all the photos I have from the last 5 years. Guess what, I have photos of the grandchildren. I have photos of Julie with her children. I have photos of John with his children. I have not ONE photo of me with my children and grandchildren altogether.
I intend to remedy that soon. I'll have someone take a photo of John, Matilda, Sebastian and me! Then the next time I'm in Houston, I"ll have someone take a photo of Julie, Rich, Jessica, Andrew, Hannah, Emma and me. Add to that that I'll have someone take a photo of Christopher, Jennifer's son, with me. How can it be that the most precious people in my life are not photographed with me? Probably because I usually have the camera.
As this day approaches, I avoid reading the few ads that I see on the internet. I can imagine that in the newspapers there are many, many ads for all the things to buy to show your Mom that you love her. None of that is necessary, in my humble opinion, if you either go see her or call her on that special day. Take a little time to reminisce about funny or good memories.
I wish I had my mother here to call. There are many of you that feel the same way, I'm sure.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there............and Grandmothers!