Mother’s Day

Too many years had passed since my sister and I were both with Mom for Mother’s Day. We enjoyed that blessing this year. Sir Ronald and I have spent Mother’s Day with Mom many times, but we kids got somewhat scattered as adults and were not together as often as we would have liked. After Deborah’s visit to NC, we flew to Florida to spend Mother’s Day together with Mom.


At Church, members placed photos of their Moms on a big table. Mom chose a 4-generation photo taken at our wedding, the last family celebration her Mom got to attend, and the photo included Mom’s Mom, Mom, Deborah, Deborah’s daughter Jennifer, and Yours Truly.






We were all given flowers at church and again at lunch. We enjoyed Hawaiian sweet bread and a melt-in-your-mouth crab-stuffed grouper. Yes, it’s difficult for me to omit the food references.


Deborah is staying with Mom now for a few weeks, where she will be teaching some Tai Chi and meditation classes. Mom’s friends are so excited for this.




We take no precious moments together for granted. Mom has always taught us to work hard, stay involved and busy, love each other, and stop to smell the flowers of all sorts…



gardenias on this particular day. I have been mightily blessed, and I never forget that.




About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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