Many of my closest friends no longer have their Mother in their lives, so I feel fortunate to have mine near. We are actually next door neighbors!
Even though she just a short walk away, there are many days that I am so busy with life, that I don't even get the chance to sit down and and spend quality time with her as often as I should. Our loved ones are not with us forever, and I'll admit... I take it for granted that Mom will always be here. She loves to get out and go thrift shopping so I'll be taking her along with me, when she doesn't have rollers in her hair. Yep, she still rolls her hair and if it's one of those days, she locks herself inside and no one can see her. :) I WILL be making a lunch date with her at least twice a month, and take her a dinner plate when I am home to cook. Mom is from the old school of early bird eaters so by the time I am eating dinner at 7pm, it is way past her mealtime. She will be celebrating her 80th birthday shortly, and we have planned a surprise celebration for her. She doesn't have a computer so there's no worries about spoiling the fun. We will have many out of town guests who will surely surprise her, and I can't wait to see her reaction. I couldn't have asked for a better Mom, and I'm going to go next door right now and tell her just that! Wishing all of the Mom's out there, a Happy Mother's Day.