“I Love You Mom” – May 2015 Publisher

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I love you, mom written on an old sheet of paper, with a retro effectI know the old saying goes that “April showers bring May flowers,” but I literally had my breath taken away in April by the beautiful wildflowers on display.  I hope you had a moment to stop and enjoy the beauty of nature, too!

May is the month when life seems to get super busy for our household, and this year will be no exception.  Our son is graduating from high school, our daughter will be finishing her junior year of college, the family will be getting ready for summer vacation, my mother will be celebrating a birthday, and we will also celebrate Mother’s Day.

In thinking of what mothers mean to us, I thought of a myriad of lessons learned and things I could share with our readers. Then, in true mother fashion, both of my mothers (my own and my husband’s), in the span of the same week, “told” me what I was supposed to write—a simple thank you.

Last month, I wrote about dealing with things life throws at us, how illness and injury sometimes require the help of your family (as it had in both of our families recently). After time spent with both sets of parents and doing what families do, helping each other, our mailbox contained a sweet, handwritten note of thanks from each of our mothers.  They were thanking us for a few days of simply helping out.  There was no real need for that.  Our help was simply our way to thank them for all they have done for us over the years, but they both took time to let us know we were appreciated…and loved.  What a wonderful feeling.  I smiled at the time.  I smile now writing about it.

When was the last time you handwrote a thank you note?  I think May is a good time for it, how about you?

Until next time ~ Karen

P.S.  Just a reminder—our advertisers also appreciate a thank you from our readers!

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