I sit here in anticipation, hoping as I do each year that the phone will ring and when I say hello, this will be the year that my oldest daughter will be on the other end.
I know this post is a little bit of a downer for what should be a joyous occasion, but there are those us who end up with a little different day. It is not always through fault of our own, it is what life threw at us. I do know, as other mothers do, we always did the best we could with the tools we had at hand. Sure, there are decisions I'd make differently if I knew then what I know today. Unfortunately, life does not always provide us with the opportunity. Nevertheless, I love my children dearly, and I always will; and for that, I do not need their permission (to love them). That is one of life's little blessings for moms.
I received an email a couple of days ago from AFL (after fifty living) informing me that I had won a gift certificate and that my Mother's Day story would be featured in their newsletter. The story is about my daughter. Here is the link if you would like to read it: http://www.afterfiftyliving.com/socialcenter/tag_sharedstories/A_SHARED_STORY__A_Rose_in_Bloom/?utm_source=The+TOPS+from+AFL+5-13-12+and+-+a+Happy+Mother%27s+Day%2C+too%21&utm_campaign=Tops+%26+Mother%27s+Day+5-13-12&utm_medium=email
Thank you to all who visited today. I invite you to leave your own thoughts on this Mother's Day.