With Mom on Mother’s Day

This mothers day is both special and different for our family. Both hubby and I get to spend Mother’s Day with our moms, separately but still special. My in-laws had planned a trip to our home for sometime now and I’m so sorry I missed them but as you read, some family emergencies happened for my side of the family, and my plans changed a bit. So for this Mother’s Day, I get to spend time with my mom, helping her and my dad and enjoying mother’s day weekend with them. All the while, hubby and daughters get to spend it with my mother-in-law, who is quite amazing, and they can celebrate as well, but in Denver.

Family is so important to both of us so it’s okay that we are not together but it is important that we all get together even a few thousand miles away from each other. I have to say though it has been extra hard on me to be away from the little one… I really, really miss the girls especially the little one because she still needs me. But, I remind myself that I am here with my mom because she needs me too and that soon I will be with my kiddos again until, alas, they become older, fly the nest, and may no longer need me for a bit. I am hoping that I am able to use this to teach my girls an important lesson – that we put our needs aside to help others, especially our aging parents when they need us, and that love and respect are important even as our parents grow older. That no matter what we live, what the cost, we help our family.

Me and My Mom- February 19 2012, photo credit: Purvi Shah

Still, it breaks my heart to be away from my daughters this Mother’s Day and while my heart is with my parents, it also belongs to my daughters now too, and I am torn in two. I really wish we all lived closer and then, we could see each other more often, or not have to worry about the distance. Technology keeps us closer together including seeing each other on the webcams, and talking everyday but nothing replaces the touch and feel of mom, the hugs from our kiddos, and just holding a hand or putting an arm around a person. This mother’s day if you are remembering your mom, remember the greatest moments with her and how much she touched your life. If you are with your mom or with your own kids, don’t take a second for granted, and hold those moments in your heart forever… every second is a gift.  And as I posted previously in my post, In an Instant, it can all change so quickly so try to enjoy every moment and have a Happy Mother’s Day!

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