Happy Mother's Day to All
It's Mother's Day.
I'm thankful my mother is still alive. Although, after 3 years in a nursing home and 5 years in assisted living before that, it's a greater struggle each year to help her enjoy this special day given her rapidly advancing dementia and the physical toll of Parkinsons's Disease. She still laughs, enjoys corned beef sandwiches and chocolate chip cookies and lights up like she won the lottery when I bring her any kind of chocolate or ice cream. She loves the white orchard plant I bring every Mother's Day and the flowers my sister sends from 2,000 miles away, as well as the nightgowns. Another of her favorites is having me read her mother's day cards aloud over and over.
Then it's time for my mother's day with the TL kid. [More...]
What's Mothers' Day without pictures of the kids who made us mothers? Here are some of my favorites of the TL kid, in chronological order, taken in Denver, Florence, Italy and New York City.
The TL kid has been on vacation this week since finding out last week he passed the Colorado Bar exam. I'll pick him up at the airport mid-afternoon and then we'll do our own celebration.
But for me, the real treat will be Monday morning, when I go with him to the Colorado Supreme Court and watch him get sworn in as a lawyer -- a criminal defense lawyer -- and then in the afternoon, when I'll sit in the back of the courtroom watching him make his first court appearance with a client accused of committing a crime. If I get through both of those with no more than a tear or two, I'll be in good shape.
Sunday and Monday nights, I'll be back here blogging.
I hope your mother's day is less bitter-sweet than mine with my mother and as fulfilling as mine with my son. I'm very thankful that both my mother and son are here. As we age, this holiday takes on a greater significance each year.
Happy Mother's Day to all TalkLeft readers and thank you for choosing to make us part of your day. Special Happy Mothers Day wishes to Hillary, Mrs. Rodham and Chelsea and to Michelle Obama and her daughters and to mothers and their sons and daughters everywhere.
And for our male readers, don't forget to call your mom. It wouldn't be Mothers Day for them without at least hearing your voice.
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