Mother’s Day is coming up. And I won’t be posting on that day because I don’t post on the weekends except for special, special occasions and I don’t have internet at home so I won’t be going out somewhere to post something.
Mother’s Day has always been a tricky day for me. Yes, I have a mother that I have lived with all my life (basically, including now at the too-old-to-be-living-with-your-mother-age of 25). But, I haven’t ever had money to do much for her for mother’s day. I haven’t had the money to buy her a nice gift and I haven’t had the opportunities most of the time.
And, right now, anyways, I feel as if I have a tricky relationship with my mom (who may or may not read this blog, I’m not entirely sure). I’m in a tough spot in my life and I feel it really affecting my familial relationships – especially those that are still living at home. And it is not affecting them in a good way.
Regardless. Mother’s Day is on Sunday. And I don’t have a gift for my mom. And I don’t think I will get her a gift per se. I will drive to Norwich in my new car to help clean out my grandpa’s house (somewhat gladly, although not very happy to be having to spend my money on gas). I did drive to Pittsburgh in my new car (again, somewhat gladly). And I did cheer her on as she ran in the marathon last Sunday – a week before mother’s day.
But I can’t justify mother’s day in much the same way that I can’t justify a holiday like Valentine’s Day or Friendship Day. It’s nice to have them and they should be acknowledged, but shouldn’t we be thankful for our mothers/friends/fathers/lovers every day, not just on the day that is meant to honor them?
I try to show my thankfulness in ways that I can (like the use of my car even when I pay for it all and trying not to complain about it). I try to show it every day. Hopefully that happens. I don’t know though. I’m just not sure.
How are you celebrating Mother’s Day? Are you a failure if you don’t get your mother a gift? Any cheap, quick, alternative ideas as to what I can do for a Mother’s Day present so I don’t feel like a failure?