When was the last time you had a conversation with your mother? So much has changed in the current year. The pandemic has separated mothers from their grown children, we’ve lost moms, we’ve had to go to extremes we hadn’t imagined, and more.

How do you connect anymore?

I’ve created new ways of connecting and making my mother feel like she’s not alone in a scary time, even though she is on the other side of the country. We talk daily. We set a time to chat for even 15 minutes a day. I don’t know what difference it makes to the rest of the world, but it’s one small thing I can do for her. Especially in a time when she cannot get out.

What do you talk about with your mother?

Everything. What did you eat? What did your bird do today? How did you exercise your mind or body or spirit? Anything happen on your favorite show? You can even save jokes to make her smile. My cousin Loretta used to call her mom up every day at 9am when she was alive. They would laugh and laugh. Just a small thing. Loretta’s mom passed away last year, and she says she misses the conversation.

One thing is still true. If you were born you have a mother somewhere. Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday, May 11th, 2021.

We are all busy these days. Got 15 minutes? Give a call.

Now, I’d like to take a moment to appreciate all the mothers who work every day to create loving people.

Thank you for being you!

I would also like to put appreciation to all of you who reach out to your mother or guardian with a connection.
A phone call, card, visit, or even a text. Something that says, “Thanks, Ma!”

Happy Mother’s Day!