Yesterday was my first ever Mother’s Day that I celebrated without my kids. My son is finishing up college in Phoenix and my daughter is in grad school in St. Louis and although I’m so happy that they’re both following their dreams it was a lonely day. Earlier in the week the kids had sent me a little gift–a garden in a bucket, then cards followed and yesterday they called–I probably kept them on the phone longer than they wanted to be. But after I hung up, I realized that they’d given me the greatest gift of all without even knowing it–they’d grown up to become genuinely nice, caring people who were both choosing careers in which they would serve and help the less fortunate. I decided that I would gladly spend all my Mother’s Days alone if they continued to be such awesome young adults
Now it’s your turn…I want to hear how awesome your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews are–or tell me how did you spent your Mother’s Day?