"HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!"
One day when I was little (and being a bad ass), My Mommy popped my bad ass as she rightly should have.
I frankly believe if "more bad ass little boys" got popped when they were young, they wouldn't grow up to be President of the United States!
To show what "a bad ass little boy" I was, then I told My Mom:
"LEAVE ME ALONE!"
To which My Mom responded:
"IF I LEFT YOU ALONE, YOU'D BE HELPLESS!"
And this is the point of my story:
"IF MY MOTHER HAD LEFT ME ALONE, I WOULD HAVE BEEN HELPLESS AND YOU WOULDN'T BE READING MY ODE TO MOTHER'S DAY!"
I am still blessed to have called My Mother today and wished her:
"HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY."
I can tell her how much I love her, how much she has done for me and my siblings.
How she was a great wife to my Dad and Daughter-in-Law to My Grandmother.
What a a great daughter she was to her parents.
What a wonderful sister she has been to her siblings.
Plus, what an inspiration she has been to others.
I have been blessed to have that pleasure to do that this Mother's Day and every day she is alive.
Unfortunately, the above wisdom comes with time.
When we are younger, we don't think about death.
Like Superman, we think bullets will bounce off of us and we will live forever.
Unfortunately still, that is the same attitude some have about Corona Virus!
Remember, when your behind is lying in a hospital bed wondering "WHY DIDN'T I WEAR A MASK," I promise not to visit and say "TOLD YOU SO!"
With a little wisdom comes a respect that long life is promised to none of us.
Frank Sinatra told Quincy Jones:
"Q, LIVE EACH DAY LIKE IT IS YOUR LAST CAUSE ONE DAY IT WILL BE!"
So, today is a good day to think about that and honor Your Mom.
If she's alive and you can't see her (because of social distancing), shower her with as much love as you can on the phone.
If your Mom is with the angels, say a prayer of thanks to her.
Thank her for how her love brought you to this place in your life.
In case, YOU had (or have) a Mother who is not a saint: "FORGIVE HER!"
Whatever she did or did not do: "LET IT GO TODAY!"
If YOU didn't have "a perfect Mom," let her imperfection be an inspiration for YOU to be a better parent!
The saddest thing about this Corona Virus Pandemic is today someone somewhere lost their Mom in the last 6 months.
For them, this is their first Mother's Day without her.
I can only imagine how much today would sucks if you lost your Mom recently.
It is like getting smacked twice by reality.
I know what I felt like when I spent my first Father's Day without My Dad:
IT REALLY SUCKED BIG TIME!
I REALLY AIN'T LOOKING FORWARD TO MY FIRST MOTHER'S DAY WITHOUT MY MOM!
Since that is something in "MY THINGS I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER DEPARTMENT," I only focus I what I have control over!
While My Mom is here (and for as long as she is here):
"I'M GOING TO SHOWER HER WITH THE LOVE SHE HAS SHOWERED ME WITH (FOR A LIFETIME) ONE MILLION TIMES OVER!"
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!