Happy Mother’s Day!
(I realize we already missed Mother’s Day if you’re in the UK – sorry about that.)
Mother’s Day has always been tricky for me. My mom’s birthday is tomorrow — so some years her birthday is on Mother’s Day and the rest of the time it’s close — and it seemed like no matter how we tried to celebrate, it wasn’t quite right. (Combine them? Why didn’t she deserve two? Separate them? It was too much fuss.)
Then, during the years my husband and I were trying (and failing) to have a family, Mother’s Day was just a reminder of what it seemed I’d never be.
Now, my mom is in heaven and I miss her. (I even, in a tiny and most likely perverse way, miss the fact that she’d be annoyed with whatever way we chose to celebrate the combination of Mother’s Day and her birthday.) We spent her birthday in Texas last year celebrating her life and burying her remains. So those memories are mixed in now, too.
So Mother’s Day…it’s complicated for me. :)
I hope you’ll take a few minutes to let your mom know you love her today. (And then I hope you’ll remember to do it again a couple of times a week for the rest of the year. Cause moms are one of those things I’m not sure you fully appreciate until you don’t have them.)
For myself? I’m really hoping for coffee in bed, but I never know what magic my boys will cook up. The youngest ran around most of yesterday saying he was going to make me a pterodactyl. I’m down with dinosaurs.
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Last Week on Inspy Romance
On Monday, Narelle Atkins talked about how romance readers love cowboys.
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Monday: Valerie Comer
Tuesday: Jaycee Weaver
Wednesday: Elizabeth Maddrey
Thursday: Tara Grace Ericson
Friday: Valerie Bodden
Saturday: Staci Stallings
The Cowboy’s Reluctant Bride (Saddle Springs Romance 6) by Valerie Comer
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Second Chance Sweethearts by Liwen Y. Ho (re-release)
Second Chance Love (Pinecrest 1) by Merrillee Whren
Not Until This Day (Hope Springs 6) by Valerie M. Bodden
Hope for Tomorrow (Hope Ranch 2) by Elizabeth Maddrey
I’ll Be Home (Lewis Family 1) by Toni Shiloh
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