Goodness! I have never had such a remembered Mother’s Day!
On Saturday, daughter Susan and granddaughter Bryce and I went to visit the butterflies at Krohn Conservatory, followed by a meal at Parkside Cafe, followed by Susan passing on Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In – Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. I love that image of just leaning in at the conference table – not taking charge, just being physically more present.
Then on Sunday morning, the actual Mother’s Day, lots of emails from friends and adopted daughters. One particular friend congratulated me on all the many daughters I had adopted and mentored and loved all these years – totally warmed me up!
Followed by brunch at Melt with son Brian and grandson Patrick. As I picked up Brian for brunch, a friend of his presented me with a beautiful container of dahlias. With more phone calls and emails, and Brian showing up later with a planter of allyssum (smells like honey when the sun hits it!), plus a planter that says Welcome, filled with orange begonias.
And now today – a call from a delivery service about a package on the front porch. Turns out to be a huge Edible Arrangements present, with a big green cup filled nearly 2 feet high with fruit. Plus a Happy Mother’s Day balloon. I had spoken on the phone yesterday with son Danny from DC, and his son, Kyle. Danny just knew I needed some fruit to complete my celebration, so he made it happen!
Mother’s Day was suddenly a big deal – and a tremendous amount of fun! Thanks, sons, grandsons, adopted kids, sisters, and all!