Below, I am proudly wearing the beautiful gardenia corsage. The next picture is of Dolan, me and Jen enjoying some sun on the deck. It was a beautiful day.
Jennifer brought lunch all made. Chicken quessedillas, nacho fixins and home made apple and peach mini tarts. Dolan traveled in from NYC to spend the day and it was wonderful to have two of my kids with me on Mother's day. And of course Skipp and my grandson Joel and my Gracie-Blue. I was surrounded by love. :-)
My eldest, Kristie, remains distant. Not even a phone call. Very hurtful. Her choice to remain so distant continues to be a painful mystery. Someday she will have many regrets when I am no longer here for her to choose to forget. Enough on that.
I will conclude with one of my Mom's favorite songs. Skipp sang it at her funeral mass, at her prior request! KD Lang's version is one of my favorite renditions. I will post Leonard Cohen's as well - After all, it is his song, sung as only he can. So passionate.
The anticipation leading up to my first Mother's day without my Mom here was intense and so emotional. The day itself was a celebration of all that she is to us and all the love we still feel from her and for her in all things. as well as all that I am to my kids, well, two out of three of them anyways. That's a song, "Two out of three ain't bad"......