I can't remember the last time I spent Mother's Day with my own mother. It's hard to get together when my parents live in France and I'm all the way over in Texas! I usually time our visits during summer break (ah the life of a teacher!) or during Christmas.
But this doesn't mean I love her any less!! In fact if she was here, I'd be taking her out to brunch! I'd want to spoil her silly - she deserves it for raising me so well :)
I didn't realize just how awesome my mom was until I became an adult. I remember (on one of those trips home to France) popping in an old home video. It was my ninth birthday party and my mom had gone ALL OUT! I had about ten friends over, and she had organized group games, fantastic food, t-shirt decorating, and candy necklace making. I was exhausted just WATCHING the video!
But it was the day-to-day stuff too. How she got on me to clean up after myself, how she taught me to be responsible and respectful, how she cooked home-made meals and baked in the kitchen with me.
Now that I'm an inner-city teacher, I know that a lot of kids aren't that lucky! So thank you, mom, for being the best!! I only hope I can be as great a mom as you are!!