So. It's Mother's Day.
(I'll wait while you scatter out to go get your mom a card or something. Go on.)
I don't want to get overly flowery - Hallmark and FTD will have that covered today - but just want to make sure my mom knows how much I love her. You know what? That doesn't quite get to it. Of course I love my mom. Nothing new there. What I really want her to know is that I also like her. To me like is the more voluntary, purposeful emotion in this scenario. As in, even if she weren't my mother, I'd still want her in my life. Sure, our relationship isn't perfect and I don't always answer her calls... but I like her.
Not only does my mom have the day-of-mom's accolades coming to her today, but last Saturday was also her birthday. I could say that I was waiting until today to post something about her, but that would be a lie. I just forgot to post then (note: I did not forget the birthday... just to post about it here). Anyway, I was going to make up for that by writing a post about the new dog the family adopted on her birthday (best. present. ever.), but my mom has yet to send me a picture of said dog. Ahem, MOM.
Wow. Nothing like praising your mom and shaming her all in one post.
And with that... a happy Mother's Day to all of you moms out there!