Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mother's Day

I did something different for Mother's Day this year. With 2 of my 3 boys out of the house (and out of town) I decided that it was an opportunity for me to spend the day with my own mom. I invited Mom in advance to join me for a "girls day". Mom and I enjoyed a nice brunch at the Allied Arts Center in Menlo Park, and walked around the gardens. Afterwards, we visited Stanford Shopping Center which was also a picturesque place to walk amid all of the spring flowers. On my way to take Mom home I suggested that we take time to stop by Peets Coffee to reflect on our day. Mom didn't know... but I had brought some homemade biscotti to share with her along with our drinks. The biscotti was in a Mother's Day care package from my oldest son, Ryan. It was a beautiful day and we had lots of fun reconnecting, and the time at Peets was a perfect way to end our day.

4 comments:

Pat said...

That sound lovely. I hope for you is to have many more of those days with your mother.

Margaret Ann said...

Very touching...a beautiful sketch to remember a loving day! :)

Krista Meister said...

It sounds like a wonderful day. I bet you felt blessed to have been able to share that day with your mother.

Claire M said...

It was a priceless day, and I'm glad that I captured a personal memory of the day. My mom is thrilled to have a printed copy of the journal page.