What I wasn't anticipating was the actual meltdowns I had leading up to the day. I think Friday was the worst. I was okay as I passed by the display of Mother's Day cards in Target on Wednesday--there were only tears in my eyes. And I was even okay as I picked out new flowers on Thursday to place on her grave (well, I did cry a little). But I heard a song on the radio Friday morning on the way to school that just put me over the edge. I cried ALL.DAY.LONG!!! You can ask my first-graders. They thought I had an eye infection because my eyes were so red!
But the crazy thing was...on Sunday...I had a small meltdown at the cemetary, but that was it!! But let me tell you why. My precious, sweet daughter who is wise beyond her years saw me crying and started to tear up also. But then she said the best thing ever.
"Mama, now Ma-Ma is up in Heaven getting to celebrate Mother's Day with her mom."
How did I ever get so lucky to get her?!?
The rest of our day was spent in Birmingham at the McWane Center. We had originally planned on going to the Zoo, but God had other plans. The Heavens opened up and rain came down most of the day. Luckily we had a back-up plan!
We then came home to Madison and got to eat a lovely Chinese dinner with Randy's mom to celebrate Mother's Day with her.