Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. When I was little, I picked my mom bouquets of dandelions and make her a breakfast in bed. She’d examine everything she ate while I asked why she was looking so closely at the food before taking a bite. It wasn’t until years later I understood.
So much I didn’t understand. I love my mother. She is a wonderful grandmother as well.
I also didn’t understand that while the day is one for brunch and celebrating for many, it’s a day of deep mourning for others. I’ll never suppress gags while I try to smile and choke down something Cora makes me for breakfast in bed.
I asked a fellow grieving mother for her address a few weeks ago to send her a card. My heart broke when she wrote back, so excited, telling me it was probably the only card she’d get.
Will you please take two minutes on Mother’s Day tomorrow to write or call a mother you know that might be hurting? Or a daughter that’s missing her mother?
A call or a note can go so far. It might be the only time she smiles all weekend.
If you don’t know what to say, one simple line will suffice, “I’m thinking of you and sending you love today.”
If you know a grieving mother, a daughter that lost a mother, a military wife too busy taking care of children to take a moment for herself tomorrow or even just a mother you know won’t get the love she deserves tomorrow, reach out and call or send a note.
Pledge to help by passing on this post asking your friends and family to do the same. Send love for Mother’s Day.