My children will not be here with me today - they all had other commitments for today. I try not to be sad about that. And so far today I haven't been. We all went out for dinner on Thursday to celebrate mothers day. I will try to avoid looking around my neighborhood at the families that look happy - and thereby comparing my insides to their outsides and coming up short every single time. Comparisons are odious - and I do try to avoid them. Sometimes I am weak though...
My neighbor and I have a standing date for the first Saturday in May - we go buy our flowers. This year we are going today. It has been too cold to put flowers outside. It is still probably too cold, but we are doing it anyway.
This morning I have already been to a meeting, then to Home Depot for some pots and soil, and back home to get things ready for my summer flower extravaganza. It sure would be a lot easier if I could move - yesterday after my 6 mile run/walk, I came home and spontaneously broke out the tree trimmer and started pruning the dead limbs off of a huge tree in my front lawn. Then I had to cut up the branches and bundle them for trash removal... then I continued with weeding, lawn edging, and lawn mowing. Last night at mass, I was hurting so bad, I could barely stand and kneel - sitting wasn't such a problem.
Oh well, this too shall pass. These are good problems to have.
I hope you are all blessed with nothing but good problems today. And happy mothers day to all.