It's my hope that you enjoyed Mother's Day yesterday. I certainly did. My mother, Dolores, now lives in an assisted living facility in The Dalles. She seems to enjoy it there after having lived in Tillamook for close to 30 years, and has made several friends. She and I got to do a video chat yesterday for a few minutes, keeping our social distance 190 miles apart, the distance between my home in Eugene and where she lives. In typical "Mom" fashion, she wished me a "Merry Christmas," "Happy Halloween" and an early "Happy Father's Day." She still has that wry sense of humor. You'd have to know her to appreciate it.
Mom is 93 now and will be 94 in November. Her mother lived to be 108. Needless to say, there were many stories shared over the years, plus many memories.
Many of my friends' moms are no longer with us. I know you have the memories, the stories and the fun you probably had. I know that when my mother is called home, I'll have those wonderful stories and memories as well.
Moms are the best. Absolutely. The best.