It's Mother's Day.

Last Update: May 13, 2018

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.


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Melissa901 Premium
very thoughtful post. My dad is also a truck driver and I know it is rough on my family where he lives.
Thank you so much.
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Bryan8 Premium
You're welcome. My best wishes to you and your family.
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Melissa901 Premium
Thank you and to as well.
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Irishlassie Premium
So very true, Bryan. Great post. I wish my younger brother could read it. I'm afraid that someday he is going to be a very unhappy man. I miss my parents as well as my 3 older siblings. It's a hurt that never goes away.
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heljam404A Premium
Great post, Bryan.
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Bryan8 Premium
Thank you! Happy mother's day to your wife!
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ACWMS Premium
Thanks for the reminder Bryan!! I opened up WA and there was your message. I almost forgot to call my mom. To busy doing other stuff and almost forgot to call. Its all so very true. None of us are perfect and need to seize the moment with are family members while there is still time!
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Bryan8 Premium
I'm really glad to know that someone acted on this. Thanks for letting me know! Best wishes to you.
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CarolMeador Premium
Great post, Bryan. I lost my mother a year ago in Feb. at the age of 98. My sister and I were so fortunate to be able to care for her during her dementia years instead of having her in a nursing home. Those memories are priceless. Carol
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Bryan8 Premium
Carol, I'm sorry for your loss, but I understand the memories that this must have provided for you and your sister.

It just amazes me the way that some people seem to think that there will always be tomorrow to speak to someone and tell them that you love them. Both my mother and my brother were gone in an instant. I wrote this post to encourage those who don't think of their mother's or other family members to take a few moments and let those people know that you care.

I hope it jogs at least one person to do that.

Bryan
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CarolMeador Premium
I hope so, too, Bryan. Have a great week.
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Bryan8 Premium
Thanks again Carol. I hope that you enjoy a happy, healthy, and prosperous week ahead. ;-)
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CarolMeador Premium
Working on it...getting my house ready to sell. Will be painting the kitchen this week. Maybe a little WA on my rest breaks! Carol
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Bryan8 Premium
While painting is not my favorite chore (and moving isn't even on the list) it should pay off for you when the house sells. Just don't paint any rooms black. I can't tell you how many people paint rooms black.....

It's nice to be able to think about work (WA) as a break, isn't it?
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CarolMeador Premium
I hear ya. I've lived here for 20 years, and really hate to move, but at my advanced age(!), it's really not safe for me to be isolated on my mountain by myself any more. Naw, never did understand those black rooms! Painting my kitchen white. The biggest job is the cabinets...yuck! Yeah, it's nice to have WA as a break...it's so much more fun! Have a great day, Bryan. Carol
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