Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Before I go getting all bitter and sentimental, happy mother's day to all the mommies I know. lol

Mother's Day has become my least favorite holiday.

It's not because my daughter, as wonderful as she usually is, inevitably picks a fight with me.

It's not because both my husband and daughter ask me for every holiday what I want, and I always say, "A clean house," and they both laugh like I'm joking. And I never am.

It's not because my husband works graveyards, so I don't really get a "day off". Ever. or that he always goes card/gift/flower shopping at the last possible second and won't buy them on Sunday, so (this year at least) I'm SOL.

It's not because my in-laws expect us over there for all of the holidays.

Because as nice as MIL can be, she is not my mother.

My mother and I live in different states, and every holiday reminds me of how much I miss her and how, what I really want for Christmas/birthdays/mother's day, is to see my mother. But I don't get to. And mother's day is the worst of them all, because it is a day supposed to be honoring MY mother (and my family honoring me). I miss her more and more with every passing year and wish we lived closer so I could spend time with my mother. Especially on mother's day.

Love you Mom.


MamaBear said...

totally get ya, dog. feeling ya right here.

we all feel this way, but this might help: it's worse when you're pregnant. i miss my mommy all the time, but i missed her LOTS MORE while PG. especially the last time when i was so sick.


evitafjord said...

Amen to all. The first parts are what make me cranky on Mother's Day and the last part is what makes me sad. My mom went home yesterday.

Kristina P. said...

Mother's Day is such a hard day when things aren't amazing with your mom.

Cheryl@Gingerbread Crafts said...

Sorry you weren't able to spend Mother's Day with your Mother.

kadyb said...

Wow. I totally missed this yesterday. Sorry - I love you, too. :) We'll see you in a few weeks, and even though it won't be mother's day, we'll have to do something fun together.