Sunday, May 13, 2012

Relaxing Sunday & A Shout Out to Moms

Are weekends relaxing in your neck of the woods? What do you like to do with your time when you can relax? Are you a TV watcher, a reader, a napper? If you could do anything you like for the next few hours, just for you, what would that be?

I would have a tough time deciding. I am very fortunate that I have the time that I can take for myself when I want/need to. Sometimes I end up doing nothing, and that's ok too. Who says our days have to be filled, always busy?

When my husband and I sold our house in the suburbs and moved back into the city, I instituted a Sunday Family Dinner program. ;-)  My son and his fiancee come over sometimes - although I'd love it if they come more often - but the idea was to try to ensure that all three of my offspring all got together as much as possible on Sundays and they are always welcome to bring anyone who needs/wants a home-cooked meal with them. Sometimes I cook, sometimes my husband does. But it's nice having everyone together when we can.

This Sunday, this Mother's Day, I will be working on my quilting projects and spending time with my family. I don't know if I'll see my oldest son as I have to share him with his fiancee's family now, but I will talk to him. I don't mind. To me, birthdays, holidays, all these are just dates on a calendar. Maybe this attitude comes from my nursing days, when I had to work so many weekends and holidays.

I believe that we can make the day special on any day we want. If my children can't see me or do something with me on my birthday or Mother's Day or Christmas, then we'll make it another day and make it count. Why spend time being upset or sad? Why put this pressure on our family and ourself?

So to the moms out there, I send you a special hello on this day. To those of you who are missing your mom because she has died or is somewhere far away, I wish you peace.


Tracey Arial said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day, Marijke. My children treated me for a fish, potato salad and tomato salad dinner today. Your post reminds me that I should treasure days like this that we can all spend together. I suspect they won't last long.

Marijke Vroomen-Durning said...

Thanks Tracey. We ended up having a lovely evening. My son did come and his fiancee went to her mother's. My husband and daughter made supper and we ate late so my youngest, who only finishes work at 7 pm on Sundays, could be with us.

I am blessed.