Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day to all of the mommies, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and mothers-to-be! I was very happy to spend most of last week with Southern Mom, but disappointed she left on Thursday. 😦 But I cherished the time that we were able to spend together. I was really proud of myself because not only did I get my mom a few things, I also sent something to my maternal grandmother and my Godmother. I have to admit that today is a little bittersweet for me.

On this day last year, I drove to Hilton Head for my paternal grandmother’s funeral. (That was a long drive, and when I broke down, I called one of my best friends who cheered me up and was able to make me smile.) She passed on May 5, and even though she had been in the hospital, it was still a shock when my cousin called to tell me that she hadn’t made it. I’m thankful I was able to speak with her not long before she died and for the times I spent with her during my first 28 years on this Earth.

If you have a mother or mother figure that’s gone on, don’t focus on the fact that she’s not here; focus on the times you were able to spend with one another. If your mom is still here, take advantage of that and spend as much time with her as you can. And don’t ever take her for granted! I know I’ll always appreciate, love, and cherish Southern Mom! Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city.

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