May Flies By

I have been away from my blog for a time. I have to be honest and say that running has slacked but not stopped. May in Louisiana is HOT. For most of May my only opportunity to run has been in the evenings, but this week I was able to run in the morning.

 I have missed blogging about several events. Mother’s Day was a beautiful day. Honestly, Mother’s Day is not always a beautiful day. It is bittersweet. My first thought when I wake up on Mother’s Day is, “I will never be a mother.” I usually have to drag myself through the motions of getting dressed for our early morning 6:30a.m. Mass. I dread being in church when the priest asks all the mothers to stand. I always feel like I am the only person left sitting. This year was different though. I focused on my mother and sister sitting together. I thought about how much my mother means to me, and how I can always depend on her. She is forever filled with loving advice, and is well known for her “What-if’s.” I will always be grateful for my mom. I love her dearly.

For lunch, my parents and sister came over for Mother’s Day. We grilled red snapper, and roasted potatoes and veggies. After lunch we went to the Tribal Trail near our home. It was a peaceful way to spend the afternoon.

My parents enjoyed the shady stroll.

In the evening, my sister and I rode 10 miles on our bikes. It was a great way to end our day.

The weekend following Mother’s Day was my niece’s graduation from college. She graduated in Medical Laboratory Science. I can’t express how proud I am of her. She has overcome so much and proved that she is a strong, young woman. (My picture is blurry.)

She and I together after the graduation:

I am thankful for my mom, sister, and niece…three incomparable women.

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