First published May 6, 2011
I love that you are the most fun person I know.
I love doing random things with you. Like seeing if we can eat two Big Macs in one sitting on a dare or staying up until two in the morning playing Skip-Bo, or drinking Ballatore on the deck in the dark.
Thank you for indulging me with all of my many worried phone calls during my first pregnancy.
What’s a mucus plug??
It’s fine! You probably won’t have one.
You mean there’s gonna be a baby? That comes out of my vagina? And I have to care for it?
I loved watching you become “Grammy” to Annie.
But selfishly, I’ve most loved our time together over the past couple of years since you’ve moved back to Illinois.
I know it’s not as beautiful as Tennessee. I definitely know it’s not as warm as the south. Illinois is not the most spectacular place on earth.
But the memories we’ve made together have been so special.
I appreciate you, Mom.
And I know you appreciate me too.
The pandemic was horrible, but there is a beautiful aspect to it as well. It helped us to see how much we needed to be grateful for what we have. When you have the ones you love near you, it is the most spectacular place on earth after all.
I love you, mom.
I am ever so glad you are here with me.
Happy Mother’s Day.