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I hope everyone is having a good spring even though the weather feels like it’s still winter. I hope it warms up soon. I do enjoy the 60’s & 70’s type of weather though. This month’s column is dedicated to my beautiful Mom who passed away 5 years ago. I can’t believe how fast time flies by. The photo on the top of this column was always one of my favorite photos of my Mom & I. It was taken on Mother’s Day several years ago when we went out for brunch. I’m enclosing a poem I wrote to my Mom many years ago. It’s also included in my first book, ‘Still Single.’ It’s called,
My Mom My Angel
How can I thank you for always being there?
To offer your special, sweet loving care.
You are always around,
To put a smile over my frown.
You ease my heartache and troubles by talking them out,
You always know what I’m worried about.
My Mom My Angel, you show your love in such a special way, I want to thank you my Angel, if I may.
For the kindness & caring you show me each day.
For the loving things you do and say.
Everyone loves your class and grace, your charity and beauty, the kind of lady little girls want to be. As a Mom and friend you are so kind, giving sharing and loving, people can see, I’m your daughter and so proud to be!
My Mom my Angel, you show your love in such a special way, I want to thank you my Angel if I may. For the kindness and caring you show me each day, for the loving things you do and say.
My Mom, a lady so special, so sweet, you won my heart. You are my life, it’s true,
As a gift, If I could, I’d wrap up all the love in the world and give it to you!
Happy Mother’s Day, My beautiful Mom, My Angel up in heaven.
I love you and miss you so much!
Dear Debbie Sue: ‘ My mom has been divorced for 10 years. She’s in her late 70’s. She met a man while she was getting her hair done at the beauty shop. He was getting a manicure. She invited him over for dinner one night & asked me to join them. She wanted me to meet him. She told me he was a bit older then her. I went to her condo for dinner & met him. He hardly spoke. He was a quiet man. He was shorter then my mom & hardly had any hair. He had sideburns. He looked much older then her. I’m very surprised my mom would be attracted to a man like this. He’s much different then my dad was. She really likes him. They’ve been dating about a month now. Should I say anything to her about my feelings? I’m worried she may end up in a serious relationship with this man. Please sign me: Worried about momma.‘
Dear Worried: From what it sounds like, there’s really no reason to be worried about your momma. She’s a grown woman that can make decisions on her own. It’s up to her to decide who she wants to spend her time with. It sounds like she enjoys this mans company & he sounds like he’s a good man for her to date. If they don’t wind up in a ‘serious relationship’ at least your momma has a nice companion to hang out with. Don’t compare him to your dad. Every man is unique in their own way. Be happy for her & let her enjoy this mans company. She’ll always be your mom. I’m sure she would want you to be happy for her just like she would want you to be happy in your own life too.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there!
Until next time…