Mother’s Day – What I See

Mother’s Day is odd at this stage in my life. I think of my two adult children…my 2 adventures in motherhood. They live 500 miles away, so an in-person celebration rarely happens…pandemic or no pandemic. A quiet day at home with phone calls will be what I look forward to. Having children of my own made this a holiday to enjoy. Now it’s a long distance joy.

These beautiful flowers arrived from my daughter and her family with a sweet message of love and gratitude. Their lovely card arrived yesterday. I am very happy with that…along with memories of so many Mother’s Days gone by. I can see in my mind’s eye all the hugs, handmade cards, thoughtful gifts, breakfast in bed (complete with a printed menu one year), traditional photos in front of the forsythia (if it was blooming!) in the side yard. My in-laws, who only lived 30 minutes away, would come over to share in the celebration. “Here’s your Mother’s Day!” my mother-in-law once announced upon arrival…handing me a gorgeous hanging fuchsia plant to display on our deck. I always got a kick out of her – she got right to the point. I smile thinking back on it.

I noticed this flower arrangement includes my favorite “fun flowers” – snapdragons! Even now, I just can’t resist pinching one and seeing it “talk.” Smiles there too.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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12 thoughts on “Mother’s Day – What I See

  1. You strike a chord with how Mother’s Day has involved. My girls are mothers themselves now, and my day is reduced to a text message. The flowers are beautiful, and snapdragons are my favourite for the same reason. Happy, quiet, Mother’s Day.

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    1. Thank you. It is a strange transition over the years. I have mixed feelings about text messages. The sound of the human voice – in whatever format – is always so much better. However…happy and quiet are good too.

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  2. Beautiful flowers, Andrea! I’m glad you got the cards and flowers. My daughter lives 1,000 miles away. We were going to her, her hubby and the two granddaughters. They got sick, not Covid, and the virus kids got are contagious, according to my daughter. She didn’t want me to get it. I rescheduled the trip to Memorial Day. Thank you for this post and shared your beautiful flowers. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you – yes, my flowers and cards were wonderful. How disappointing you had to postpone your trip! I hope all goes well for Memorial Day and that everyone is healthy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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