Everyone I know either is a mother or has a mother, without exception. Some mothers are pregnant or have very small children, others are empty nesters with lots of others in between. Birth or adoption, marriage or friendship allow us to lay claim to our mothers, but they are all appreciated. Today I was blessed with a dozen roses from granddaughter Bailey. They are beautiful and smell great.
While Mother’s Day has always been a special day to me, I know that many people struggle with it. LeRoy’s parents both died when he was in very young and Mother’s and Father’s Days have always been inconsequential to him. Others are reminded again of an unhappy childhood or have recently lost their mother. This is the 10th Mother’s Day since my mother passed away and I find that on this day especially, I remember her and smile. I think she would be happy with the way her girls turned out. Daddy always got her a corsage for Mother’s day. Breakfast in bed just wasn’t his thing, I guess, although I remember doing that for her a time or two.
It has been a rainy few weeks here in Kansas, enough to cause severe flooding in many areas, but the sun is shining today and the world is washed and sparkling. I mention to LeRoy every once in awhile that it amazes me how many colors of green there are in the spring.
This past week I met with a cataract surgeon to see if I need to have cataracts removed. The consensus is yes, so I have an appointment in August to see him again and then surgery in mid-September. Everyone tells me how much crisper and brighter things appear after cataracts are removed. I’m looking forward to that!
All our college kids are finished with papers and finals and Jadelyn will be through in less than two weeks. Next school year, we won’t have any grandkids in elementary school. Jadelyn’s last junior high band concert is over and she played her contest solo on her bassoon. She did a great job.
According to the weather forecasters, the rains are over for awhile and this weeks temps may be in the 80s, which we think is glorious. We’re looking forward to seeing friends and catching up a little this week. If you don’t see us this month, we will see you down the road!