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Saturday, May 8, 2010

On Moms

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These lovely spring flowers are for our Critter Alley readers and fellow bloggers in honor of Mother's Day.  

There isn't a more hard working human being than Mom. Juggling a thousand tasks with the skill of a CEO, she somehow finds a way to get things done. And even on her busiest days, she still takes time to laugh with us, cry with us, and pray we're able to achieve our dreams.

My mom was well known for her cooking. She made the best fried chicken on earth. I never could master her culinary skills, no matter how patiently she tried to teach me. I am no where near her league as a cook. But no matter, Mom always made sure we were well fed while we were growing up and every time we visited her, too.

Once a visit to Mom's house was over, we'd lumber to the door, stuffed full with samples of delicious motherly affection. Seldom did we leave empty-handed. She always had something to tuck in a grocery bag (usually food) and send home with us. 

When we left, Mom had a definite good-bye ritual. She'd give a kiss and a hug. Then she'd stand at the door and wave as we drove away. It's an image I often remember. 

Mom's been gone for nearly four years now.  I still miss her.   

These past few years have turned Mother's Day into a bittersweet mixture of reliving old memories and creating some new ones. I suspect it's the same for many of you.   

So however your special day is spent, and whether you're mom of a two-legger, a four-legger, or both, we wish you a beautiful Mother's Day that brings everything you want. 

I'm envisioning something like this:

Comfy chair. Feet up. Glass of wine. Someone else cooking dinner.



Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Although I appreciate the sentiment behind an annual Mother's day event, I am a firm believer that everyday should be treated as Mother's day.

I hope you get to put your feet up, your galss of wine and someone else cooks you dinner!

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

Happy (almost) Mother's Day!

Diana Chiew said...

What a wonderful post in honour of Mother's Day! Have a great day!!

Tammy said...

Well put. I'm sorry about your mother, but what a great way to remember her. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Lynn said...

Nice post and I do hope you get your Mother's Day wish! I'd love for someone to cook for me so we'll see if my girls come through, although they both work so that's okay. Mother's Day is bittersweet for those of us who no longer have our mommies! Your mother sounded wonderful.

Two French Bulldogs said...

aaahhh, that was a nice Mother's Day post
Benny & Lily

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Good lukhk with making that vision bekhome a reality!

Happy Mother's Day!

PeeEssWoo: We khonkhur with Stumpy and Khompany!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat,
You shared nice memories of your mother with us. I always remember her with a smile on her face. She was a sweet woman.

Happy Mother's Day to you and all the women reading your great blog.

Pat Wahler said...

Had to pop in to thank you for your comment, Marty. That was so sweet of you!

Linda O'Connell said...

Bliss and blessings to you. I love your comment: mother of a two legger or four legger. (smile)

Ann Summerville said...

Lovely post Pat. It's days like this that I think of all the things I wish I'd said.
Ann Summerville
Cozy In Texas

Ann Summerville said...

Pat, can you please send me your e-mail address. I have some technical stuff to share with you.
Mine is
Ann Summerville
Cozy In Texas

Pat Wahler said...

I'm experimenting here.

Critter Alley

kissa-bull said...

special slobbery sugars from our pack to your mommy on today her most special day

pibble wiggles
the pittie pack

BECKY said...

Hi Pat. Happy Mother's Day to you, too! I am the proud mama of sons and a female doggy! (I always tell my husband that Tiger (she) is the daughter we never had! :)
He doesn't think that's near as funny as I do!
Your mom sounds like one of the great ones!

Two Little Cavaliers said...

Stopping by to say hello from Pet Blogger Hop! I am so excited to meet new Pet Bloggers thank you for linking up.

Two Little Cavaliers,
Davinia & Indiana

Bandit's Pack said...

Sweet post, Pat. ♥ Hope you're enjoying your Mother's Day in exactly the fashion you envisioned. ♥

the booker man said...

happy mother's day to you, too, miss pat!!
i think you wrote a very sweet post about your mama. she sounds like she was an amazing 'n caring lady. thanks for sharing with us who you get all your grrreat qualities from. :)
the booker man

Life With Dogs said...

I hope you enjoyed the day, bittersweet as it may have been. Now I'm off to recreate your vision. :)

Bunta the Frenchie said...

Your post about your mother is so moving.
Thank you for letting us share the nice memories of your mom.
Your mom would be proude of you!

Bunta & Yumi

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing these special memories of your mom for Mother's Day. To you and all of your reader's...hope you had a wonderful day!


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Hope you all had a Happy Mother's Day!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Ryker said...

You brought tears to my eyes Pat. Sounds like you were blessed with a wonderful mother just like myself!