To all you mothers out there, I wish you the very best! May your day be truly special and memorable,whether it is filled with sticky kisses from children or grandchildren, or with aging parents and grandparents. I hope that it is filled with love and respect, peace, joy, and that special magic God calls family.
I just returned from a trip to Wisconsin, to the farm I have for sale. I had two of my grown children living there, taking care of the livestock, until it sells, which we hope is soon. By the way – any one here interested in 26 scenic acres in central Wisconsin with a 3+ bedroom split level home built in 1970? We have a small flock of sheep and a dog sled team there now. It has a pond, pasture, woods, hills, everything – except a job nearby for my husband. Anyway, I had a busy, but wonderful week with my daughters. They are 20 and 23, and such lovely young women. All week I was filled with a mother’s pride. These people came from me! Out of my belly, out of the love I share with my husband. If it weren’t for me, they would not be here! In some small way, I have changed the world, by bringing them into the world, and by sharing them – releasing them – into the world.
Okay, maybe that’s a bit maudlin, but that’s how I felt.
Now I’m back in my apartment with my darling husband. I will be going to Mass in the morning, then out to brunch with my husband, two daughters, and my granddaughter. The rest of the afternoon is open. Not sure if we’ll rent a movie, go to the park, or play a game of cards, but it promises to be a pleasant, quiet time at home for all of us.
I will have the next week of lesson plans up before Monday morning – but it’s late now, and I need to get to bed. Thank you, all of you, for coming back every week, for your comments, your support, and your tweets!