Ever since Sophie and Alice have been old enough to grasp a crayon in their little hands, I have been the beneficiary of some spectacular homemade Mother's Day cards. Each one is a treasure and I save each one, much to my husband's chagrin. And today, I was not disappointed.
Lovingly displayed on the breakfast table this morning was a large, blue, hand-made envelope, decorated with hearts and stickers. To Mom. Apparently, my daughters know their mother quite well, for written on the back of the envelope was the following,
I laughed and was, momentarily, touched at their insight and humor. Then I had the Aha! Moment: A couple of weeks ago I told the girls, "If I win $400 at the racetrack, I'll buy you a Wii, along with Guitar Hero."
And their plans for me this Mother's Day? They're taking me to Lone Star Park. I speculate that I'll be betting a lot of longshots this afternoon.
Anyway, Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. And for those of us whose mothers are no longer with us, cherish their memories and remember the love.