Mother's day last year, sucked out loud.
I have never had a close relationship with my Mother.
I guess you could say we have been estranged as of 2008.
I had a bit of a falling out with my Father back then, and since then my mother and I have not kept in touch.
So, out of hurt and anger, I didn't send her a card last year for Mother's day.
I was a mess the entire day. I was wracked with guilt for not sending a stupid card.
Then, in the winter of 2009, my Mother phoned me (after not speaking for almost 2 years) to let me know she was diagnosed with breast cancer and I should go get checked.
How you doin?!
So, this year I made not one, but seven Mother's day cards.
I am always taking pictures of fleurs and bugs and stuff in my yard, so I decided to
make my little masterpieces the focal point of my Mother's Day cards this year.
I had seven cards to make so this was a stress free way to get that task accomplished without the usual resentments.
I found it best just to let the fleur be the star and use subtle papers and embellishments, so as not to make the card too busy.
This Mother's Day is all about me and my son.
Looking forward to hanging out with him and having a great day.
Love your Mother if she'll let you, and if not, love yourself.