Remember to Hug Your Mom

The communications and marketing machinery began moving into high gear some weeks ago.  It’s the busiest day of the year for restaurants; a boom for the greeting card industry; a staple for flower industries.  What’s it all about?  It’s about the hopes and longings of mothers, the longing for recognition, the longing for a sleep in, theImage longing for a day when mothers don’t have to cook!   It’s the one day (a year) when a mother can put up her feet- and no one will expect anything more. Okay, they’ll still expect it, but mom has a reason to  demur.  Yes, of course…it’s Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 2012.

I navigate the day, as most other mothers, as a mother and a daughter.  My mother has her own expectations for the day.  So you can see how, as the movie title goes:  Somethings gotta give.  Each year, for the past number of years, rather unceremoniously, my son is busy with football practice for most of the day– (hey coach-  don’t you have a mother too?)  and some of my expectations go by the wayside.

My son’s at football practice again this year, but he’s promised to take me out to hit a bucket of balls.  And we’ll visit the grammas. This year, my mom’s in the hospital, so Mother’s Day has a different feel to it. Or, maybe it’s the same feel…just more of it.

However you celebrate or remember…if you are a mom, or have a mom…

Happy Mother’s Day.  Hug a Mom.

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