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Mothers Day

Sandra Tayler's Journal

responsible woman

A cobble by itself is just a small stone, but when many of them lay together they create a path . My life is made up of many discrete parts. I have to find ways to fit them all into place so that I can continue to journey where I desire to go. This journal records some of the cobbles that create my path.

Mothers Day

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responsible woman

Today is Mother’s Day. Mostly I am ignoring this fact because I don’t want to be required to have a good day. I also have no desire to require my family to provide me with one. If the day happens to be good, I will be glad of it. If otherwise, then additional guilt does no one any good. The deep irony of Mother’s Day is that a day has a better chance of being good if it is not overburdened with expectations.

That said, I’ll be calling my mother and Grandmother. I have no idea if they’ve adopted the same zen attitude toward the holiday that I have this year. (Some years I do care, others meh.) It is a small effort from me to call them, I know it will make them happy, and I love to talk to them anyway.

Mirrored from onecobble.com.

  • I agree. All too often Mother's Day is a beautiful May day ruined by everyone's issues and disappointed expectations.
  • The best thing about Mother's Day this year was not that my children remembered to call me (although spending the day on the phone was fun). The best thing was giving my Mother-in-law a watercolor picture of her house--the result of months of planning and working. We hung the picture on the wall. I loved seeing her return again and again to look at it. In the giving, I received. The presents I received were enjoyed but were insignificant compared with the joy of communicating with those I love. The best Mother's Days are not marked on the calendar or scheduled. The best Mother's Days are the ones filled with love and at random times we realize that they have happened.
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