05.06.2019 (76 Days Ago)
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Melancholy Mother's Day
Melancholy Mother's Day
76 days ago 9 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:


I don’t really like the title of my blog but here’s what’s on my mind.

Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday and this is the first time that neither of my children will be with me. My daughter is across the world working in India and my son is a lot closer but working hard heading into finals. I am super proud of both.

Don’t get me wrong. I know that I will have a lovely day spending time with my own mother, my sister and her family. I know that I will hear from both of my kids, that they will make me feel special in their own ways and that they have already picked out a terrific gift.

But they won’t be in the room with me and so it just won’t be the same. And that’s what is on my mind tonight. WhatsApp is just going to have to do the trick this year.

Wishing everyone a wonderful and Happy Mother’s Day.

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  •  CarlyMeyer wrote 76 Days Ago (neutral) 
    I completely understand and the title feels appropriate to the pangs of missing them. I get it!

    Every year, since Patrick was a wee lad, we plant flowers together on Mother's day. That has always been "our thing". I hope the tradition continues well into the future.

    Happy Mother's Day, Nancy :)
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  •  Fred wrote 76 Days Ago (positive) 
    Happy Mother's Day to someone who mothers many!
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 76 Days Ago (neutral) 
    Always a tough day when your mother has passed. My mother in law is rarely around as she works weekends. So my wife gets the royal treatment this time of the year.
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 76 Days Ago (neutral) 
    Well said Fred.
    Often these holidays bring the bitter with the sweet. We try very hard to hold onto the sweet. Father's day is especially difficult for our family, however we try to celebrate the wonderful memories and spirit of all of the fathers no longer with us.
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 76 Days Ago (neutral) 
    Motherhood evolves, doesn’t it? I remember Dana and Eric in toddler gymnastics at 2.... and Allie and Jac in high school. We will always be mothers (and daughters), just in different forms. Like Marilyn, I try to focus on the sweet. Allie just told us she’s moving to Minneapolis in the fall. And Dana is leaving for college. As Paul says, “Careful! Don’t trip on the umbilical cord!” Lol. Love you - mom to mom.
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  •  Rona_Gura wrote 75 Days Ago (neutral) 
    Every year on Mother's Day, when Sydney was up in Buffalo, I would suspect that she would come home to surprise me. Even though she had finals then. It never happened and she never knew about my unrealistic expectations. It does evolve.
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