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You and Me Mom, Always

You and Me Mom, Always

Remembering mom and thinking about her a lot today. She sure did give me the best of her. Here are some of the ways:

I love a lot of ice in my drinks. Mom loved a lot of ice in her drinks.

Mom was definitely not a morning person. I am definitely not a morning person.

We both found nostalgic humor in every repeat episode of Fraiser, Home Improvement, King Of Queens and Seinfeld, no matter how many times we saw them. We were each open to new things. I got her into Who Wants to be  a Millionaire, she got me into Lifetime Movie Marathons about the Kennedy's.

Missing Mom on Mother's Day

Missing Mom on Mother's Day

So yes, today is Mother's Day. And I'm wishing it was over. My mom passed away three years ago so she isn't here for me to call, hug or send flowers to. I have a lot of wonderful mothers in my life, and I do appreciate them, I really do. A part of me really feels like I should call my step-mom and wish her happy Mother's Day, but I just don't feel like it. I didn't feel this way last year, and I probably won't feel this way next year. But this year, yep, I'm abstaining from passing out some heartfelt Mother's Day love. Because yep, my heart just isn't in it. It's broken, missing my mom. And the cool thing is, that gives me comfort, because I know in my heart, my mom would understand.