As we get ready to celebrate Mother's Day, it is a bittersweet time for me. My mom passed away a year ago in March and I'm still not quite used to it. I miss those days when I'd see something and think how much she'd like it and call her up and tell her.
My mom and I lived 700 miles apart so I didn't get to see her as much as I'd liked but I called her a lot, especially near the end. I don't regret one phone call.
My daughter is coming in to take her mom to lunch as is her custom, even though she's in graduate school working on a Phar.D. degree and is broke all the time. I think that working rotations in ICU this year opened her eyes to the fact that life is short here and not to be taken for granted.
I am blessed to be married to a wonderful woman who has been a great mom to our kids. I hope that they know how much they mean to her.
Call or better yet visit your mom and tell her how much she means to you. If things are tense between you, take that first step toward making amends.