Today was a great day…
Friday, May 10th was mom’s 76th birthday. Today is Mother’s Day.
If you have been following my blog, then you know that mom and I struggle to get along. Actually, we had not spoken since my last post about our relationship.
I was not sure what Mom’s mood would be like but I took the chance and called her Friday morning. I woke up thinking about my son and how I would feel if he did not reach out to me on my birthday or any special day – even if we have had a disagreement.
I called and left a voicemail wishing her a happy birthday. She returned my call three times throughout the day while I was teaching and could not answer. Each time she left a lengthy message with blow by blow details of her day. I know she missed me.
After work, I called her back and she talked to me for 1.5 hours – nothing negative, just catching me up. She asked very politely, “What are you doing for Mother’s Day?” I replied, “I’m open. What would you like to do?”
So, today, we had brunch at Boston Market.
We were the first ones there! Mom loves to be early.
The food was cold and unseasoned. This time I had to agree with her complaints.
I addressed it with the manager and they made it right. Mom took home extra (hot) food and all was well. Overall, she was happy and so was I. Today was a good day.
Peace and blessings to all those who struggle to be in relationship with their parents. On special days like today, a real effort must be made for the sake of love and kindness. I honestly believe that my mother does the best she can with what she has to work with mentally. I know that what is important to me is that she never feels alone. I need her to feel like she can count on me and know that regardless of our history, I love and respect her as my mother.
Yes! Today was a great day!