Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! What would we be without our mothers? Well, motherless, I guess. This year marks 31 years since my own dear mother passed away, and I miss her every day.
She was a sweet lady who was loved by everyone who ever met her. Life didn’t always treat her kindly. She outlived five of her eight children but she overcame her heartbreak each time, picked up the pieces, and went on with her life.
She was a typical stay-at-home mother, like many women of her generation. She took pride in having a clean house and taking care of her family. She tried to learn to drive a car once, and during her only time behind the wheel, she put my dad’s DeSoto in a ditch. That was enough driving for her!
Mom never lost her sense of humor, no matter what happened. She passed that on to me, and it has helped me deal with plenty of setbacks in my own life. As the youngest of her children, I was always her baby, even when I became a grown man with children of my own. I know I gave her fits sometimes, and though she was a short little round woman, she could hold her own.
Do your mom and yourself both a favor and be sure to spend some time with her today, or if you are too far away physically, give her a call and tell her how much you love her. Trust me, when the time comes that she’s no longer with you, you will wish you had the opportunity once more.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
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Thought For The Day – Don’t forget to be extra special to your mother today. Remember, you’re the reason she drinks.