Saturday, 1 March 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day !!!

Another year when I no longer have either a mother or a mother-in-law to buy flowers or cards for. And I know I used to curse when I left it a bit late. And I know I used to rail about it being just another commercialised con. But even so, it leaves a gap in the things-I-should-be-doing.

So on Friday in Waitrose I bought three bunches of freesias. One for Rosemary (my mother), one for Christine (my mother-in-law), and one for me. And here they all are, in my favourite vase on my kitchen windowsill.

The gap is still there. But so are the memories.

Happy Mother's Day to all.


liz fenwick said...

Beautiful post.....left me weepy. Happy mother's day.

Jan Jones said...

And you, Liz. Do you keep the UK date or the US one?

liz fenwick said...

UK and sometimes if I'm lucky they remember the US one:-) I received two phone calls from the boys! Andrew was on an exeat weekend so therefore he remembered and one of Dom's friend's remembered. Sasha made me a lovely card and spent her pocket money buying soap and a choclate bar!!

Kate Hardy said...

Hugs, Jan. And what a lovely thing to do. :o)

Lesley Cookman said...

Oh, Jan, how lovely. And I've decided to make up for a crap birthday and Mother's Day, I'm going to insist we celebrate the US/Oz one, too. I can make out that we've got to send cards to Clare's mum in NZ and Nana Cookman in Oz, so why not me, too?

And I had already checked the distance between you and Philly Jan. What's the local like?