For so many years, I put a big circle around Mother’s Day on my new calendar just as soon as I brought it home.
Among several extremely important dates to remember, this was probably my most significant. Calling Mom on Mother’s Day was something I would not miss … ever!
After some 14 years of battling Parkinson’s Disease, she died peacefully in her sleep that evening in a bed not far down the hall from my Dad … her husband of almost 64 years.
She led a long life of almost constant giving to others. She seldom if ever thought of herself and was always looking for ways to help her children and her grandchildren.
I am going to miss her terribly.
Although today’s date has been circled on my calendar for a while now, it occurred to me a little while ago that this will be my first Mothers Day with no one to call.