May has always been one of my favorite months…
The pollen’s been washed away and glorious blooms explode in my corner of the world. The Junior Halls brighten my deck with hanging planters on Mother’s Day and a week later, it’s my mom’s birthday, and I’m off to the beach with a hanging plant for my mom.
I’ll still head to the beach to remember Mom this year on her birthday, but the plant I bring will grace her spot at the cemetery instead. And this year, I’ll bring a copy of Sasee Magazine to my dad. I think he’ll enjoy reading about Mom and “The Dress”, a moment in my teenage years that I’m sure he knew nothing about.
Mom was the one I always confided in from the time I could talk. (I didn’t talk much outside my home when I was little; poor Mom had to listen to my nonstop chatter for years.) I miss talking to Mom but I’ve come to know my dad so much better–and that has been a blessing that I think Mom would enjoy.
I think she’d get a kick out of this story that’s in this month’s issue of Sasee, too. Though honestly, she probably wouldn’t remember that dress–or the depth of her kindness. An afternoon that meant so much to her daughter was just Mom being Mom.
Ah, well. As long as May brings flowers, it will also bring happy memories of Mom, and so happy May! May your month bloom with blessings, too!