Being a mother who lives far away from my own mother turns me rather selfish. Mother's Day becomes all about ME and how my family treats me. But today I got an email from my sister, who is also a mother. A mother whose 2 daughters are grown and moved away for now. My sister is not only a great mother, but a great daughter, so what is she doing today? Taking our mother to a casino (the happy pastime of an newly widowed woman in her eighties nowadays), cooking dinner for her and planting flowers in her flowerbed. My other sister will help with the planting. What do I do? I can only send money for the flowers. Easy for me. But sad that I can't be there helping my sisters honor our mother. I'll call her later and hear how her day went...if she won any money at the casino, how was dinner, do the flowers look pretty? But it's not the same as being there. So Happy Mother's Day Mom... from 1300 miles away...
May 14, 2006
May 5, 2006
We've been a busy family lately! Let's see...we had Earth Day 1st grade picnic, a field trip to the Arboritum where I let Kurt borrow my camera and it was amazing the angles he got. Here's a photo he took of a lizard in a tree as he looked up at it. Can you see the lizard right in the middle of the photo? And Grant and Wyatt got confirmed. Isn't this just a great photo? :P DH took it of my friend (I was her sponsor), me, G&W (I was their proxy sponsor). I honestly didn't know if I should delete it or scrap it! LOL We've had our second, and not last, Wacky Hair Day, and the Celebration of Learning where you view the projects the students have been working on all year long. And Take Your Parent to Music Day (where the photos are ALWAYS bad) and Dash for Cash in PE class, of which I have no photos. And as always...baseball, baseball, baseball.