Mother’s Day Without Father

Marlo, Lincoln, Brad

Marlo, Lincoln, Brad

This was our first Mother’s Day without my husband Steve. The kids weren’t sure exactly what to do because Steve usually invited them all over for a barbecue. I didn’t want to do that because, well, it’s Mother’s Day and I’m supposed to relax and let others take care of the planning, right? My son Brad and family said they would come visit me after church. I was running late to church and wondered if I’d be OK without Steve there. As I rushed down the hall toward the chapel, I looked up and to my surprise there was Brad and my grandson Marlo waiting right outside the chapel doors for me! This meant SO MUCH to me. I don’t know how Marlo sneaked out of the house in his suit behind my back! Steve would have been so proud. It was just so thoughtful to get everyone all dressed up and in church just for me. I didn’t have to sit alone, and I was surrounded by loved ones on Mother’s Day. Perfect! It brought tears to my eyes, knowing how much I am loved. Aren’t  kids great?
Mothers Day 2016 foot rubAfter church we had a wonderful visit and Brad gave me a foot rub. So relaxing! Then we talked to my son Andy and his family on FaceTime. They are wonderful. And then I went to Sid’s new house and spent some time with his family. It was a GREAT Mother’s Day. All the way to Sid’s house I was smiling and giggling.  And then I won 2 rounds of BINGO at Sid’s house! I am a blessed woman. Oh, and then when I got back home my daughter Pepper and Marlo had cleaned the living room and kitchen to shining perfection. Whoever invented Mother’s Day – THANK YOU!

8 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Without Father

    • I love you too Jeanne. So sorry I missed you in California. If it happens again I will definitely call you. I think I forget how close you are to San Diego. We must all get together again in February.
      Love,
      Glenda

  1. I just love your family!

    They are working out how to stick together, stay together, support each other and still be individuals. Really lovely. What also makes my heart go pitty-pat, is that they are involving their children and teaching them, “This is how you can do this, its rich, hard, wonderful, scary and amazing.”

    Well done Glenda and Steve! Well done to the next generation making so many new decisions with such heart!

    • Wendy, I appreciate your comments. You are full of words of wisdom. Thanks!
      Glenda

  2. Dearest Glenda. I just thought I’d look you up and here you are with all these life changes! I am so sorry. I had no idea. You, your surgery, your dear husband ( unbelievable) and working at the U!!!!!
    I am sending you oodles of love and hugs. Call me.

    • So good to hear from you Camilla. We really do need to get together and catch up. I hope you are well.
      I don’t have your phone number. Call me at 801-815-1901 when you have a minute.
      Love,
      Glenda

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