Just talked with Mom by phone. She got my card. Won't see her before or on Mother's day.
At home right now are my mother-in-law, my two daughters, a sister-in-law, her daughter, another sister-in-law's baby daughter, and my wife. (Our son won't be back home from college until next Tuesday; and he loves his mom, so he'll call or send her a facebook message). And right now I'm thinking about what it's going to be like when I walk in the door.
On Sunday, Mother's Day, the mother of our three children will also celebrate with me our 23 years of marriage. We were both 23 at the wedding, so it's exactly half our lives together. It's been tough. But it feels great. She's my best friend. She and our kids make me the most blessed human on the planet. To all mothers I'm wishing for such blessing with their children. It's tough, but it feels great to be a parent. And right now I'm thinking about what it's going to be like when I walk in the door.