My wish for mothers everywhere is that their children, would take the time to call them and spend time with them many times throughout the year, and not just on Mother's Day. I know that it is great when the family "puts on the dog" for Mother's Day. As a mother, I wish that I saw more of my children. I wish that they called more. I know that they have lives, and jobs, and that they are busy. I'd like to know my children better. I'd like to spend more time with them. Don't they know how much I like to talk? I'd like to talk to them.
My own mother would get embarassed if we showed her too much attention. She'd even request us not to fuss over her on Mother's Day. Sometimes we would listen, and sometimes we didn't.
I spent more time with my mother during the last years of her life, than when she was raising me. She'd always have a smile when I'd show up unexpectedly. I did that more than a phone call, because as she aged, she didn't always answer the phone.
This is a picture of my mom. Her name was Anna Marie. My sister and I were both named after her. I was named Barbara Ann, and my sister is Sheila Marie. My mom passed away on February 25, 2008.