Saturday, May 05, 2007
Only a Week Away
Mothers Day is a week from tomorrow.
I just talked with my daughter on the phone and she is so cute.
She said she is sending me a Mother's Day present early. I told her, "That's great. I won't open it until Mother's Day." It's actually surprising that anything is coming because a week or so ago she said she wanted to celebrate Parent's Day (a combination of Mother's & Father's Day which is an old family tradition) if we visit her this summer.
But who am I to turn down a Mother's Day gift? Even if the press of work and a bad cold on her part means it comes unwrapped and with no card. I don't care. I'm thrilled that she is sending me a gift. She has the best heart, and great taste, too.
What I will miss is not having her here this year to share a cup of tea with me.
She bought me the tea pot pictured here not once, but twice, when the first one was broken by accident. It took some doing, but she tracked down a matching tea pot and it is such a well balanced and beautiful one. Kind of like my daughter.
And the tea cup? A gift from my Mother. So next week I'll put tea into the pot, pour myself a cup of Earl Gray tea and drink a toast to mothers and daughters everywhere, and especially my dear Mother and my sweet daughter.
Hope you find a meaningful way to remember your Mother.