Happy Mother’s Day!

I just wanted to take a moment to wish all the amazing mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day.

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I’m especially grateful today to be able to spend Mother’s Day with my amazing Mom. She and my Dad have been visiting since November. They came down from North Carolina to spend the winter here with me in Texas. Shortly before they left North Carolina for their winter visit here, Mom was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat condition, and was advised to see a cardiologist when she got to Texas. I took her to see a fabulous cardiologist and he did all kinds of tests. Come to find out, she needed her atrial valve replaced and her mitral valve repaired. So in February she had that major surgery. While in the hospital she coded because her heart slowed to nothing, and yet another problem was discovered. So then they put a pacemaker in her the next day.

It’s been a very rough recovery, complicated by her sheer age of 82. She keeps saying how bad she feels that this is hard on me. She feels like she’s a burden. I keep telling her that it is my absolute honor to care for her and I don’t mind it one bit! Each and every day I hope she realizes how much I love her and that I’ll always be there for her, no matter what. She’s always been there for me, no matter what. Now it’s my turn. The circle of life.

To the woman who made me who I am today, I’m forever grateful for your unconditional love and for all that you have instilled within me. You are the most beautiful woman in the world and I love you! Happy Mother’s Day.

 

And to all the mothers out there, may you be spending valuable time with your loved ones and may they be making you feel special. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you! God bless!

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20 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. Happy Mothers’ Day to you and your Mom! I am sorry to hear she’s been having such a rough time of it, and hope her recovery continues to improve her health. As we children grow older, we soon realize how lucky we are to have our parents still with us – those of us who still have our parents with us. I try not to take a moment of that for granted!

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    • Amen to that Kim! Every moment with our parents is precious.
      Hope you’re having a special day today. Happy Mother’s Day!
      Thanks for coming by!

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    • Thanks Mary. I know you’re probably having a rough day today, having just lost your mom. Thinking of you and sending you a hug…

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  2. Hi, Michele!

    Your mother certainly is a beautiful woman. You are very lucky to have her and she you. People of older generations like your folks tend to consider themselves a burden if they need to reach out for help from a son or daughter. You are so right that it is an honor to take care of them after they did so much for so long to take care of you. Just ask Kathleen Mae Schneider who has been a primary caregiver for her 104 year old mother Margaret for the last several years. Kathleen considers it an honor and a privilege to serve Margaret’s needs. I lost my mother in 1995 and miss her every day. I am very happy that you have yours close to you, right there by your side. There’s nothing like family. If you have family, you have everything.

    Bless you and your wonderful mother and happy Mother’s Day to you both!

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    • Thanks Tom. You’re so right: if you have family, you have everything. Well said.
      I imagine this is a tough day for you every year, missing your mom. I’m so sorry.
      I’m so glad you introduced us to Margaret and let us share in her 104th! I pray my folks get to that age…and I hope by then they’ll get past their stubborn streak and realize that moving in with me would be the smart thing to do! 🙂

      Have a wonderful Sunday Tom. Thanks again. My mom is going to blush when she reads your comment about how beautiful she is. 🙂

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  3. Most of our mothers invested so much in us so returning an investment in them is well worth whatever it takes. Mothers are a treasure in our lifetimes as well as in the great memories they leave us with. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of my mother and wish that I could pick up the phone and give her a call.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    • A Treasure indeed! I can’t even imagine life without my mom. I wish you still had your mom here. But she’s here in spirit and I have no doubt that she checks in on you every day. At those times that you’re thinking of her, she’s there with you.

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  4. Your Mum is beautiful Michele! I wish her well and with your loving care and concern she will be well even if not physically. She’ll be well mentally, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually …
    We’re all mothers in our way, guardians of animals, mother nature … so happy mothers day to you 🙂

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    • Thanks Susan! Thanks for the compliment on my mom. She is a beauty, inside and out. She’s my best friend. She may not be feeling well but at least we share a lot of laughs.
      I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day too! And you’re so right: even without human children, we are mothers to so many…
      Have a great week and thanks for stopping by today.

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    • Thanks Trisha! And thanks for posting about the Kindness Challenge. I’m thinking about participating…if I don’t wait to long to get involved. Just coming off the A-Z, I’m a little hesitant to get involved in another Challenge so quickly, especially one that last for 7 weeks, so I’m going to sleep on it. 🙂

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      • I understand. I think we all need a blogging vacation after A to Z LOL
        I’m thinking it should be alright, even though it’s 7 weeks, I’ll only have one post a week, which is what I try to do anyway.
        Go with what’s best for YOU, which ever way you decide.

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    • Nursing homes are so sad for that very reason. I hope to never have to face that situation. Thanks for stopping by Janie. Hope you had a fabulous Mother’s Day and were treated like a queen.

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