Happy Mothers’ Day, 2018! Whether your momma is alive or living in your memory, hug her today!
My own mother passed away seven years ago but I have others to celebrate. My daughter-in-law is expecting our grandchild in August. My wife has three now-grown sons – she did all the work as I married into the family when they were pre-teens. But I have a mother to call today, whom I still refer to as “Ma”. There’s others whom our family has had as ‘second-moms’. My elder maternal aunt is someone I would have chosen, if that was a thing, to be my mom.
When I studied Russian in college and then had a opportunity to visit the country ages ago, I remember how the old Soviet regime had an award for moms: Мать-героиня or Mother-Heroine.
Whether you have one whirlwind of a boy, a seven brides for seven brothers family, or like my wife, three men- all radically different, celebrate the day. Give your mom a hug, a phone call, some flowers, and treat her to brunch. Love you, Mom!