It's a quiet Sunday afternoon and I decide it's time to sit out and address the Mother's Day cards I picked out. I have them all done, signed, stamped and ready for tomorrow's mail, when I realize I have one left over. That doesn't make sense to me, as I didn't think I missed any, so I look at all the envelopes...my mother in-law, my sister-in-law, my sister and my niece..yes, they are all done. So I look at the remaining card. It says "For a Wonderful Mother on Mother's Day".....
Oh damn...I did it again this year. Bought my mother a Mother's Day card. She passed two years ago on March 31st. It was understandable that year when I bought one..my grief was still fresh and raw and I couldn't even think straight. Then last year, well, it slipped my mind. I even remember thinking, "Mom would love this", and the card ended up in my basket. But this year...I read through the cards at the store, and made a mental check of the ones I needed. I needed 4..but I got 5 and didn't even realize it.
I guess it's just proof that the loved ones you have lost are never really ever far from your mind.
I miss you mom. Happy Mother's Day.