With every word I type I find it hard to talk about Mom especially on Mother’s Day. I knew that I would miss her but never realized just how much I miss seeing her every morning and watching our soaps and of course watching hockey games with her beloved Canucks! Going for a drive, stopping for ice cream, picking buttercups and blue bells up in the hills….some of the little things we did.
When we were little, we would make something in school to give to her and Dad would always take us shopping to find something special. He also bought flowers from us too. When we were old enough, we would save up and go to town to find the perfect gift.
Mom never cared if we went out to dinner but Dad always insisted and Mom always picked Crucetti’s because she loved their veal cutlets!! George would come over and sit with us for a while and he always had a hug and a kiss for Mom. Mom had known George since the day he was born and our families were close.
The last Mother’s Day was in May of 2011. Sandy and Frank came down and Norma and Greg and we all went out for dinner. Mom was starting to get frailer but her mind was sharp and of course we went to Crucetti’s!! Marie came over and in the same tradition came and sat with us as she did every time we went in the restaurant.
So, my friends cherish your mothers, those of you who are lucky enough to still have them with you because life is really hard without them.
I would give anything for just one more minute with her! I miss her sense of humour; her passion for things she believed in and for her love that she always had for us. I miss her so much and look forward to seeing her in my dreams tonight and I will wish her a Happy Mother’s Day!