Celebrate: To observe a notable occasion with festivities
Observe: To do something special or enjoyable for an important event
Acknowledge: To accept or do not deny the truth or existence of something
In just over an hour Mothers Day 2012 will be a memory. I have known four mothers who were or are special to me. One of them I called “mom”, one of them my girls called “mom”, the other two my grandkids call “mom”. I think the best mom ever is the one I called mom; I hope you disagree with me I know my girls and grandkids do and reserve that spot for the one you call or called mom.
I really don’t remember doing anything special on Mothers Day when I was a little kid. Sharyl’s first Mothers Day as a mother was 1967; while the girls were growing up I tried to help them make it a fun day for their mom or as the definition says “observe a notable occasion with festivities”. I also tried to do the same for my mom in an effort to make up for some of the things I didn’t do when I was younger. Through Mothers Day 1990 we celebrated to the extent possible; I lost my mom on Mothers Day 1991.
For the next twenty years we continued to observe Mothers Day by doing something special or enjoyable. My mood was usually a little somber or melancholy; Sharyl and the girls respected that and kept things kind of low key. We normally just had everyone together for lunch or dinner and family time; that is really what it is all about anyway.
Today was the first Mothers Day for the girls since they lost their mom. Dava and Rick were out of town; Cale and Steve were playing baseball. Lori, Rylie and I acknowledged Mothers Day with a very quiet lunch.
I am hopeful we can observe Mothers Day next year and maybe even celebrate it the following year.
Yes, I am still struggling; please keep me in your prayers.
Good Night and God Bless.