Mothers day… every day

I am not a fan of holidays….  Sure I understand their point, but I don’t agree with them. I don’t feel that it is necessary to designate one day out of 365 to honor a particular person or make someone feel like they are special… Like they are loved.

Why wait to do this because a calendar tells you to?

Hilary, Loretta at Robin's showerWhy not do this every day?

When I was younger I waited tables.  Mother’s Day was my favorite day to work because the restaurant was always beyond busy. I made more money in tips that one day than any other day in the year?  And it angered me every time.  Once a year I would see the same people.  But I didn’t see them any other days of the year.  Why?  The restaurant wasn’t fancy.  It was far from it.  Why didn’t mom deserve pancakes on any other Sunday?

My mom is my very best friend in the entire world. If you have read my book,Dangled Carat, you will know exactly why.  Her and I were always beyond close.  She never treated me as a child.  She always treated me with respect.  She always believed in me and valued my opinions and thoughts. How many other woman would allow their six year old daughters to help them chose a sofa for their living rooms?

When I was fourteen my life changed.  My childhood ended in one moment.  My father passed away from a stroke.  I was a mess, as any child would be.  My mom went above and beyond, becoming not only my mother but my father too.

mom, grandma and lucy

The closeness we felt prior intensified and remained.  I am now forty years old (gulp – I hate admitting that) and my mom is still my best friend.  When I am upset she is who I want to comfort me. When I am happy she is the first person I want to share my joy with.  She makes me laugh.  She makes me feel loved and special every day.

And that is my hope.. That I do the same for her. I talk to her every day on the phone.  I tell her every day that I love her. I try to do little things for her because I want to, not because the calendar tells me to.

My mom lives in another state and I am not going to be spending the day with her today.  But she will be visiting me in two weeks… And I can’t wait to see her….

I love you mommy……

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Hilary Grossman

I dated a guy so commitment phobic I wrote a book about our relatable, humorous, and emotionally draining relationship - DANGLED CARAT I have an unhealthy addiction to denim and shoes. I love to find humor in every day life. And I liken life to a game of dodgeball - I try to keep many balls in the air before they smack me in the face. When I am not writing or blogging I am the CFO of a beverage alcohol importer. I live on Long Island.

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  1. loretta rick says:

    You are the best. You have made me so happy over the years. I cannot ever thank you enough for all the joy you have brought me. Keep up the good work. I have always been so proud of you not only because of what you’ve accomplished but because of the wonderful girl that you are. I love you so very very much.

  2. What a wonderful selection of books. I like the one with the title ‘Blogger Girl’. Wondering what it’s about. Happy mother’s day, Hilary.

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      Traveling Cats – Blogger Girl looks good. It is one of the many I downloaded this weekend!

  3. Happy Mother’s Day to a wonderful Lucy Mom and to a terrific Hilary Mom too!

  4. What a very sweet post. Love the pictures! Happy Mother’s Day to Lucy’s mom and grandmom!

  5. She sounds like an amazing woman and you are so blessed to have her for your mom!

  6. Lucy
    Wishing everyone furry or not Happy Mother’s Day.

    ♥Angels Abby&Grace♥

  7. While I agree and understand your sentiment, I for one am enjoying this day of “pampering” and relaxing… My weekends are always filled with household chores and grocery shopping and chauffeuring the kids from one birthday party to the next. Which is fine and what needs to be done. But today, the kids are a little extra nice and I got breakfast in bed and just lounged there until noon. Sometimes, we do need these special days to just stop and enjoy!!!

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      Susi – It sounds like you are having a great day…. And I guess after reading your comment my sentiment isn’t too realistic once real life sets in :)

  8. Great post, Hilary! You and your mom have a special bond and it is evident. So glad you have that! I think I am finally going to go check out some of these books. I know you keep telling me to do that and finally-=–at the last possible chance I am going to do it!

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      Beth Ann – I am so glad too… I really am lucky.. I am glad you are checking out the books… there are some great ones there!

  9. What a lovely post, Hilary. Happy Mother’s Day to you, your mom, and to all moms everywhere!

  10. Old Kitty says:

    Awwww your mum sounds like a true friend, confidante and super duper special mum!! Everyday is truly mother’s day! Have a lovely time! Take care

  11. William Kendall says:

    A wonderful tribute to your mom, Hilary!

  12. my mom and I have always been really close too. We talk several times a week – at least. Thankfully she is able to be with me on Mother’s day — we usually help get our gardens ready and that is a special time for us. We used to meet at my late grandma’s house — with all my aunts usually being there too. Just a great time with coffee, wine, home made goodies and loving family.
    that’s what made the day so special.

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      RoryBore – sounds amazing… I love that you guys garden together… neither my mom or I ever got into gardening…

  13. What a lovely post about your mom. I love mine, but she drives me crazy too–lol. These mother-daughter relationships can be complicated. Well, all human relationships can be complicated. I’ll stick with the four-legged Beings, thanks. :-)

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      Fuzzy Tales – thanks so much… I think the driving crazy is normal… no matter how much you love someone there is always a little something – that is what makes pets so special… they never drive crazy :)

  14. My mom became my father too when he passed away when I was a kid.
    I didn’t get to see her on Mother’s Day but it’s her birthday too this week so I’ll be visiting her this weekend. I can’t wait!

  15. I needed too thank yoou for this wknderful read!! I certainly
    enjoyed every little bit oof it. I’ve got youu book-marked too look att new stuff you post…
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