Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day Wish

Happy Mothers Day

I just want to wish everyone a happy mothers day. This will be a sad day for some, their mother is not here to celebrate. Others will not be in town or available to help celebrate this day with their mom. Some moms are old and maybe don't remember even who they are only to sit in a little room waiting for.....another day. But today I hope you will remember your mom and a wonderful memory you have. I wish you would share a memory, a special memory you have with your mother.

My mother and I did not have a close relationship growing up. It was not until I was late into adulthood that she finally saw me as an adult and not a child. But I think one of the best memories I have with mom is taking an Alaskan cruise with her and dad. It was June'05, just after they celebrated 50 years of marriage in December '04. This was a trip they had always wanted to do, and we were invited to share it with them. My mom, dad, husband and I spent nearly two weeks in the beautiful Alaskan territory and waters. Mom got lost on the ship numerous times, I saved her. I even saved her from the savage bear! We ate together, took excursions together, went to movies, evening events, shopped, and had a wonderful time sitting on the ships deck. Wrapped in warm blankets, watching for that allusive whale, we had quality time together. Panned for gold, and even flew in a small plane, what were we thinking??? It was that trip that convinced me to sell my brand new beautiful home that we had just built, to retire from my job and move back home. Move home. I still call this home even though I have not lived in that town for 30 years. Home. We came home. It is now nearly 2:00 a.m. and I wanted to get this posted before going to bed. Because tonight (last night/ Saturday night) I took mom and dad to the a Bill Gaither concert. I had never heard of him. Did not really want to go. But you know what??? My mom did. So we went. I have not seen mom so excited about anything in a long time. She clapped, she sang, she patted my leg, and she told me thank you. We had a great time. Mom and dad could have stayed longer. We got there at 4:00 and got home at nearly midnight. They weren't tired, they were pumped.

Mr. Gaither shared the gospel with us tonight, in song and in life testimony. Tonight I had a special night with a special person who is sometimes ..... hard to be around. Today I have her here with me, tomorrow?? I don't know, I don't know what tomorrow will bring. Today we made a special memory. Happy mothers day mom, I love you.


Debbie in NC said...

Oh Lisa, I'm so glad you had such a great time with your Mom! Yes, I am missing my Mom today, but I'm holding on to the wonderful memories I have :)

We also didn't get along well until I was older...then we became best friends. I miss talking to her so much!!

Have been worried about you with all those tornadoes! I'm praying you are okay, but sinece you wrote this... :) I'm assuming you are!

Happy Mother's Day!!

Mental P Mama said...

What wonderful memories. I know you will always cherish them, too. I know I sure do. Happy Mother's Day!

We are THAT Family said...

I'm so glad you had a good time. Happy Mother's Day!

Sage said...

Oh, I'm so happy that you had a wonderful time with your mom last night. We need happy memories to hold on to, because our moms will not always be with us. My mom was "with it" this morning and for about the three hours we were with her it was almost like old times. She drifted away during lunch, and went to take a nap. But it was a wonderful gift to have my mom with me on Mother's Day.

Thnk you for your recent comments, Lisa. As soon as I get time to update my blog, I would like to link to you. Would that be okay?

Stay safe from those awful storms.
And have another good day with your mom.


Amy said...

I am glad you had a great day!