Sunday will be Mothers' Day : the first Mothers' Day I have spent without my wife - the late and beloved GGG (Great Granny Grumbles) -in 50 years.
I have lost a wife-and my children have lost their mother. Tomorrow will be difficult for all of us ; so today, I'm going to drive "downstate" , be with as many of them as possible , and offer some measure of comfort and support .
Me ? I'm trying to rebuild my life: a little blogging , a little community activism , plus a bit of this and that. I'm trying to teach myself how to play Dobro , for example. (Yes, Lawyers, I know: Dobro is a Registered Trademark of the Gibson Guitar Company. Sheesh !)
Cooking and housekeeping are nothing new for me. I was doing them for about 4 years, during GGG's illness ; so what I'm doing now is just a continuation ...plus-it helps pass the time to figure out new and (hopefully better) ways of doing things.
The human spirit is elastic , and I know - in time - we will all adapt , and set aside our pain long enough to move on ; but the " emotional landmines" are still out there . I've lost count of the number of times I've managed to stumble on one of the invisible trip wires-but I'm slowly getting better at skirting the edges of that particular minefield .
So tomorrow, if your Mom, or the mother of your children is still with you, please set some time aside to cherish her - even if you have had your differences in the past.
There may never be a better time.