Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there. It feels odd to be thinking about this day without having my mother around, even if in the last 5 years at least, she was barely half there and didn't know this day from another. I miss her, while recognizing that having her here would be purely for me, that there was little in it for her.
My son doesn't believe in celebrating or even recognizing birthdays, Mother's Day, and the like. He forgets that while he may not see the point in them, others do not feel the same. I hope that one day soon he has a girlfriend who puts him straight on this subject. He is a good kid, but that's one annoying thing about him. Now watch him show up with a dozen long-stemmed roses! He's done it before, while protesting all the while that these days mean nothing.