A Perfect Mother’s Day

So Mother’s Day is this Sunday. I am looking forward to continuing my family tradition of spending the day with my boys (my twin sons and their dad) seeing an action movie. This year’s choice: The Avengers.

A little eye candy never hurts.

My mom passed away in 2000. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her. She was a very special lady, and I miss her. I especially ache to share with her events from my boys’ lives that she’s missed since she’s been gone: all their school achievements, the funny and witty things they’ve done, the plays they’ve performed in and the artwork, stories, and movies they’ve created. As a Spiritualist, I believe she checks in on us, and I know she’s seen and experienced these things in whatever way that is possible from her place on the Other Side. Still, it would be nice to have her here in person.

Mom with my niece, Samantha, who is now 18.

I hope I’ve made my mother proud over the years. I’ve tried to be as good at mothering as she was. She wasn’t perfect, and neither am I. Still, I find myself thinking more and more about how she parented my brother and me, and I think we turned out pretty well. I ask her often to watch over my sons, to help them in their struggles, and to give me patience and understanding when I’m dealing with my dad. I know she sends energy to those ends, and I’m grateful.

So a perfect Mother’s Day might not be entirely possible for me, since my mom is no longer in the body, and I can’t hug her as I’d like to. But I know I’ll have a good Mother’s Day this Sunday because I get to spend it with my family, doing something that I know we’ll all enjoy.

My talented sons recently made a book trailer for my new novel, Merlyn’s Raven. I hope you’ll check it out. And if you’re so inclined, a copy of the e-book might make a nice gift for your mom. Or buy her a Kindle and load it up with some of your favorite titles. I highly recommend the book Mars Needs Moms by Berkeley Breathed. Do read the book–I hear the movie’s not nearly as wonderful.

I wish all mothers a bright and beautiful Mother’s Day celebration. May the loving bonds we share with our moms and our children continue to strengthen and enrich our lives.


  • By Darcy Flynn, May 7, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    Hi Rose,

    I’ll be watching my son graduate from The College of William and Mary on Mother’s Day! I’ll be thinking of my mother who passed away in 1995. I know the Lord will let her have a glimpse from heaven! 🙂

    Blessings and Happy Mother’s Day!

  • By Darcy Flynn, May 7, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    Oh, And thanks for the eye candy!

  • By Rose, May 8, 2012 @ 2:26 am

    Darcy, thanks so much for stopping by. And what a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day! You must be so proud of your son! And yes, I truly believe your mom will be there at that ceremony with you all. 🙂

  • By Maria, May 12, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

    Wow…we are going to The Avengers too! And Bing is making corned beef and cabbage for dinner. Life is good, yes?

  • By Rose, May 13, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    Life is indeed good, Maria. Happy Mother’s Day to you and Bing!! 🙂

  • By Jennie, May 27, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    Hi Rose, as soon as I figure out how to download your ebook, Merlyn’s Raven, I will. I’m glad I discovered it. The name Gwendydd has special significance to me so I’m eager to see what you wrote. I can tell you your Mother is with you often. She’s hugged you on Mother’s Day and even kissed your cheek when you were rather lost in thought over tea or coffee. There’s more but that’s enough for now. Blessings to you.

  • By Rose, May 27, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    Hello Jennie! Thank you so much for your lovely comment, and the message about my mom. I appreciate it so much!

    You should be able to download MERLYN”S RAVEN with one click for your Kindle or Nook at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. It’s really pretty easy. It will be released (hopefully in the fall) in paperback as well. You’ll have to let me know when you read it! I hope it’s enjoyable.

    Please visit again. 🙂 Blessings to you!

  • By Maria, May 31, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    Nice trailer…

  • By Rose, June 4, 2012 @ 5:31 am

    Thanks, Maria!

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