Who’s the person you pick up the phone to call not only to share good news with but also just to talk about your plain old ordinary day? Yes, usually when we think of the word mothering we think of someone kissing a baby’s fears away or someone who sugarcoats everything or the one who never pronounces a bad situation hopeless. And yes, that definitely describes a mother as well. But being a mother is many times a dirty, stinky, thankless job, and in my world, no matter how many times we have to get dirty, we always return for more. So whether this person in your life cared for you, supervised you or taught you, she obviously had an impact on your life.
My mom always taught me it is never too late to do the right thing. So if by chance you missed that special lady on Mother’s Day. It’s not too late. We mothers are a fraternal group. We take love and attention any place, anywhere and any time we can get it. So run through the names in your cell phone, check on your email contact list or flip through the old fashion rolodex and find that person who had a part in making you who you are today. You are one of the lucky ones! There is someone in this world who cares if you take your next breath, someone who thinks you are magnificent but will tell you that you acted miserably. If you have one of these “mothers” in your life then consider it a priceless treasure. I’m now going to give you a little motherly advice, even though you didn’t ask for it. Run up to Walgreens or Target and grab one of those leftover cards or send a text or pick up the phone and give her a jingle. Anytime is a good time to hear, “Happy Mother’s Day!” It will be a magical moment for her. I promise!