Sunday, May 14, 2006

Mother's Day

Awakened this morning by the sound of a screaming teakettle, I opened my eyes half way and slumped down to the kitchen. Just after I poured myself a bracing cup of Earl Gray tea, my hunk o' burnin' love said, "Why don't you go downstairs [to the basement] and wake up your kid?"

"Why's he sleeping downstairs?" I wondered, and then somehow I knew we weren't talking about Number Two Son, but the other one--the kid who lives in Chicago. He had sneaked into the house late last night so he could surprise me this morning.*

I'm having a great Mother's Day. I hope the rest of you are equally blessed.


*All right, there was a bike race in town yesterday, and my kid was in it. (I knew about the race, but not that he was riding.) But I'm clinging to my belief that he would have come home for Mother's Day even without that inducement.

7 comments:

jel said...

Glad you had a wonderful mommy's day,

are you feeling better?


janice

Ruth said...

What a cool Mother's Day surprise (even if there was a bike race involved as well!). :) Hope you're feeling better!

Brenda Coulter said...

Thanks, ladies. I am feeling a little better, and I had a very sweet Mothers' Day.

Susan Kaye said...

Paul said even when others were preaching the gospel to spite him, he rejoiced that the gospel was preached.

Perhaps the bike race being on Mother's Day is what made him enter the race. Two birds, one stone.

Okay, I'm finished trying to spin this pup.

Glad you feel better.

Michelle said...

How sweet. Hold on to that belief. He came home just for you! The bike race was extra!

Love your blog. My head is spinning from so much info. LOL

Michelle
http://www.michelleswritingspace.blogspot.com

Brenda Coulter said...

Glad you're enjoying the blog, Michelle. Thanks for commenting.

Brenda Coulter said...

Oops, Susan, I just saw you there. Yes, I am feeling better. The headaches aren't gone, but they've slacked off, so I have hope.

I appreciate your kind concern.