May 12, 2019

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

                                                
Happy Mother’s Day to you.  George considers it a Hallmark holiday.  I ignore it since I consider myself one of the world’s worst mothers. 

There were a lot of mother’s like me in the sixties.  In this time before birth control, I never wanted kids.  I’d never held a baby.  I couldn’t stand the crying.   Literally.  I smoked…once burning Margot on the face.  I drank…once driving away with Paul and forgetting both kids tucked in bed at home.  I hit them both; Paul beat them.  I did drugs.  Paul did more drugs.

This day I beat them both to the phone to say Happy Mother’s day.  Margot called me back to say that she’d never had such a happy voice to wake up to.  I’ll take that.
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  • Himself:  Boring Business Meeting tonight.  Taking me to my favorite book store today.
  • Myself:  Himself is taking me to “Mysterious Galaxy” this morning.  I’ve made a list of the twenty or so new books I just have to have.  LOL
  • Photo:  Mine.  A corner of the living room.
  • Reading:  Finished with all 7 Harry Potters.
  • Gratitude’s:  The beautiful green outside.  Sunshine peeking out, George.  My kids.



8 comments:

  1. You’ve come a long way, dear Mage! Happy day to you!

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  2. Calling them first was genius.

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  3. OK, then. Well done with a Hallmark day.

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  4. Back then you were doing the best you could. I'm sure you made amends for your past behavior.

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  5. I should have done the calling first for my daughter. My daughter-in-law will probably never have children and she is sad about that, so making and getting calls is complicated. I am so glad you have that wonderful mending with yours!!

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  6. We've all made mistakes and had regrets wrt our children. Well maybe not, but I have.

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