Mother’s Day 2013 will be a weekend of celebration starting with my annual Mother’s Day Coffee/Tea on Saturday. There will be much laughter, hugging, catching up and, of course, delicious treats. This year our friend Barbara has designed T-shirts to celebrate our annual event.
Sunday, our family will share a meal celebrating daughter Sarah as a Mother and now adding Grandma to my title. We are blessed.
As I reflect on Mother’s Day, I think about my Mother who passed away in 2001. I miss her every day. How many times have I wished that I could pick up the phone and talk to her!
Our journey as Daughters and then Mothers (and now Grandmothers) takes many twists and turns. I recently read this poem which reminds me of my Mother being there to support me and my own journey as a Mother. And the journey continues with my daughters.
Love you, Mom. Love you girls!
When you’re a child she walks before you,
To set an example.
When you’re a teenager she walks behind you
To be there should you need her.
When you’re an adult she walks beside you
So that as two friends you can enjoy life together.. Author Unknown
Two years ago I hosted a morning coffee for the wonderful Mothers and friends that shared many of the same life experiences. Mothers everywhere are hustling and bustling 24×7, seldom taking time for themselves. This annual coffee is now tradition, honoring these wonderful women, our friendships, and…our love of good food!
The past two years, the coffee has been held on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Somehow, this year, I ASSUMED that would be the first Saturday in May. You know what happens when you ASSUME! This year it’s a week early but what the heck!
My friend, Barbara, is the official photographer for all of my gal pal gatherings, commonly referred to as ‘hot flash___’ (just fill in the blank for the actual event of book club, cards, yoga, etc.). She did a wonderful collage last year capturing the great food we all shared that wonderful morning.
The past year has brought many joys for myself and friends and many sorrows. We support each other through thick and thin. I have a sign in my house that sums it up best:
good friends will laugh with you in the sun great friends will be with you in the shade