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?
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.
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……