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.