Mother’s Day

David and I had no plans for celebrating Mother’s Day. We knew it wouldn’t be like other years, when John or son John $ would build a charcoal fire and I would prepare the rest of the meal. One John is now in heaven, and the other living on the West coast. David needed to go to church early and planned to stay late, and I stayed home with an ailing dog. David had a great idea, that he’d come home after shopping at Aldi’s, and we’d run to Walmart to get something for the dog and pick up a prepared meal. We chose subways, a foot-long sandwich for him and half that for me. For dessert we bought a small cheesecake with four flavors. No muss, no fuss, and we enjoyed eating on the porch with the dog for company.

The day began with greetings from my three children — a text from Kate in New Jersey and quick phone calls from $ and Lise in Denmark. Lise had a big afternoon/evening planned, and $ and Rose were heading out for a 10-mile hike with dog Sadie.

Hours later Rose sent photos of them from Idaho, as well as lovely landscapes with wildflowers and blue, blue water.

It had been a satisfying, pleasant day for all of us.

28 thoughts on “Mother’s Day

  1. Thats so sweet of your kids to all call or message and those pics are gorgeous! What a feat to be able to hike ten miles! I wish! Happy you at least had lunch with David. Sounds like a good day. ☺️

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  2. I am sorry Kacey is still ailing–you mentioned that recently as well. I hope she will recover soon. Rose and John $ look wonderful with their smiles, and obviously, David is enjoying his footlong. When you have a loving family, every day is Mother’s Day!


  3. Despite this not being like previous years, your positive attitude shines through Anne. I’m glad you got to hear how all the family are doing and got great pictures from Rose. Huge Hugs


  4. Nice love of your kids to all call and message. So beautiful pictures.
    I wish you to enjoy had lunch with David.Sound like. Have a Mother Day!

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  5. Yes, we have mothers Day, known as Día de la Madre or Día de las Madres in Spanish, which honours mothers and mother figures in Spain on the first Sunday in May. Then there is Mother’s Day in the UK called Mothering Sunday on the fourth Sunday of Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday. This year it was March 19th. I tend to observe North American Mother’s Day myself.


    1. I think you are entitled to observe Mother’s Day on several dates — those for Canada, UK, Spain, and the US. Those are places you have lived or have ties. Hopefully you won’t run out of children to celebrate with you.

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      1. I once went to a team building exercise where the 20 of us made a huge sub sandwich. I don’t think it did much to build a team. Who wants to eat a sandwich that 20 work colleagues had handled? LOL


  6. Your half-sub looks delicious and your day was pleasant touching base with everyone. $ and Rose look happy in this large photo, as does Sadie – looks like their 10-mile hike went well and it was a beautiful day for it.

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    1. Rose is always willing to share photos, and I really appreciate that. I had asked her to get a selfie of the two of them. She sent two very good ones, several with Sadie, and a number with wildflowers.

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