Today I was not in the best of moods. I mean, I wasn't going to tear anyone's head off kind of bad mood, but I was just upset that here I am, have 2 kids who are adults and yet I can't get anyone to do anything for mother's day, Meg wasn't even going to come home for the day, blah, blah, blah. You know, the old self pity thing I sometimes manage to throw myself into even though I have a perfectly good life... It's just me.
But then I got on Facebook and saw that an LDS girl in Council Bluffs had passed away. They had a memorial page set up for her and I was reading it, thinking maybe Meg knew her from going to church in CB (she does). Then I read her actual FB page and saw on there a banner that said "We've been married 357 days!" and her birthday was May 11. Then for some reason it hit me that today, the day before mother's day, this girl's mother went to her daughter's funeral. And in 2 days it will be her daughter's birthday. Those are just 2 of many holidays that she won't share with her daughter again in this life.
I've decided that just having my kids is enough of a gift for me. Happy Mother's Day.