It's Mother's Day.
It's Mother's Day and I'd like to wish all of you Mother's, Mom's, Mum's, Ma's, Mama's, etc a happy and healthy Mother's Day with your loved ones (or at least hold them in your thoughts).
Many of our mothers aren't perfect, some are mean, some distant. Everyone deals with their own problems in this life and many of us have no clue as to what is going on inside of their loved one's minds.
Yes, there are some mothers that I wouldn't want to wish a happy anything to, other than maybe happy go to jail day, but at some point almost all mothers loved their child(ren). Sometimes it is us that changed, not them.
In my case I became a truck driver and didn't contact family sometimes for weeks. Now, I look back and see what I missed. I'm one of the people that wish that life had a redo button, but alas, it doesn't. I will always have in my memory things that went undone and unsaid. I'm asking each of you here, PLEASE don't be like me. Cherish every member of your family and show them (don't just tell them) that you love them.
My mom passed several years ago, only about 3 months after losing my older brother. I still miss both of them very much and wish that I could talk to them just one more time. I would again tell them each how much I love them. I was lucky in that I talked to my mom on the phone earlier on the night that she passed away. I never got to do this with my brother or my dad.
When you're a guy many people look at you funny when you tell a male relative that you love them, but if I could see my brother or my dad again I would yell, "I love you" at the top of my lungs. Even more so with my mom.
I'd like to remind those of you that still have mothers that are with us to visit or call them today, even if you are estranged from them. Let them know that you love them even if they aren't perfect. One day, it will be too late.