I spent Mother's Day in Idaho this year. It was the first time in over 30 years,that I spent it with my mom. The best part is that I completely surprised her with Bev's help and hospitality.
I flew out on the Thursday before Mother's day; rented a car and stealthily snuck into my sister's apartment about midnight. The next morning as soon as I heard Mom stirring around, I walked up the stairs and said, "Good Morning, Mom."
Mom was looking out her dining room window at her flowers and turned around thinking that it was Bev who was talking to her. Imagine her surprise when she realized that it was me!
We had a wonderful visit. Nothing fancy, just spending time together and with some of my siblings.
We spent a blissful day on Friday finding estate sales, antique stores and thrift stores to happily browse through. When lunchtime came, we were in Shoshone and stopped into the Manhattan Cafe. I hadn't been there in years, the food and the service is excellent!
Saturday and Sunday was spent in Pine enjoying the mountains; fresh air and family time with the siblings.
All the burdens of the world left me that weekend, as we laughed and shared our memories and family news. Nothing puts your life into perspective more that viewing the majesty of the mountains and the stark beauty of the wide open spaces and jagged rock formations of Idaho.
The weekend sped by all too quickly and Mom and I had to say our goodbyes once again. I think that this was the one of the best Mother's Day events that I have ever experienced with the exception of David getting me a baseball bat and mitt, the first year that we were married.
Time is so precious as you get older. We know how fragile and fleeting the bonds of life are as our loved ones leave this world for the next one.
Hesitation could result in lost opportunities to express your love with kind words or warm hugs. We can choose to be rich in precious memories or bankrupt with grudges and resentments.
Have a safe and great weekend everyone!