Mother’s Day With My Family

I remember a Mother’s Day when I was a kid that we forgot to celebrate Mothers Day. My mom let us know that she was not happy about that! My mother was a terrific mother. She was strong-willed and assertive when most mothers of that era were not. She was definitely a great role model. My brother and I learned our lesson and never, ever, ever, ever forgot to celebrate Mother’s Day again.

Today is Mother’s Day. My two kids did not forget to celebrate the occasion. My daughter asked me if I wanted to walk the 5k race that was held today. It’s called the Colorado Rockies Home Run for the Homeless race because it starts and ends at Coors Field (our baseball stadium) and benefits the homeless. My husband and our daughter’s boyfriend, Mike, signed up to run the race. My husband runs races when they pass out good-looking shirts or beer at the end. Today the shirts were great – purple, one of my favorite colors. They also served beer at the end – double winner for him. My daughter made it easy for me. She registered me and picked up my shirt. I bought new shoes as mine are sooo old that the leather is cracking. I wear bike shoes for my spin classes at the gym so don’t wear athletic shoes nearly as often as when I did aerobics. It isn’t a good idea to wear new shoes at a race but that is what I did. Thank goodness they were a good fit or I would have been in trouble.

We met downtown at the ridiculous hour of 7:15. The race started an hour later with the runners starting first. Our two guys took off at a fast pace. It was terrific spending 47 minutes race-walking through interesting historic neighborhoods with my daughter. We noticed sculptures and gardens on the top of buildings – something you don’t see when you drive past. We talked the whole time.

My husband came out 4th in his division and I was 18th. Mike was 4th in his division and my daughter was 168. She and I had the same time but she is in a younger division. They passed out bananas, granola bars, hot dogs, ice cones, beer, coke and water. Moms were given ear buds in a nice case and tickets to a Rockies game.

The next thing the four of us did was to meet our son and his wife at Dozens, a breakfast/lunch restaurant. It was fun to see them as they are expecting our first grandchild in August and we are excited about that event. Pleasant conversation, cute Mother’s Day cards and a book called Living Juicy, Daily Morsels For Your Creative Soul. How I love reading daily inspirational messages! Our next stop was at the Denver Potters Guild Show where we bought some interesting pottery for our home.

What could be better than spending time with my family? Nothing! I hope you had a chance to spend it with your family. Let me know if you had an interesting day.

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