Is this tacky or what? My Mother's Day Wish List:
Comfort - Convenience - Space - Solitude
That's all..no company, no gifts..honest to goodness
For this day, this year we are not even hungry for the company of our children and grands.
I have no real NEEDS. Any [human] 'wants' I have can wait.
But don't scold me yet! By the time Father's Day comes around in June we are likely
going to be longing for another of those big, sometimes crowded, always noisy family gatherings-
the big smiles of loved ones coming through that front door-the greetings, the laughter,
the hugs & kisses.
[ With only one Grand at that 'almost a teenager' stage we almost have to
chase him down to get the hugs and kisses. I think he secretly loves it!]
And yes we will be hungry for all the chatter & talking over one another. With all the verbal catching up,
still I will think back upon the day later and wish I had more one on one conversation with each
of our children and their spouses especially.
Years from now the Grands will think back and have the same thoughts..
Wishing they had more one on one time with Grandparents too..just as I did.
No one told me life was going to be so fleeting..
Surely I would have hugged more closely and held on longer to my grandparents..
Asked them more questions ..
Then listened more intently to their voices and the things they shared..
The breakfast in bed idea is always a fanciful vision-This works better for me.
Set up a tray like this. & display in a safe location -
Go to the kitchen, start the Coffee-
Go to the bathroom - Brush your teeth .
There's no way I am going to sip on a cup of great coffee or tea in bed
without first brushing my teeth.