This Mother’s Day has not been my finest hour. I miss my mom on my first Mother’s Day without her. I am trying to get in the spirit of today, but the truth is that everything I try is not working, so I spent the morning laying around. We spent the afternoon at the PedNet Mother’s Day Family Fun Ride. It really did help my spirits. I needed some family time.
Laura’s excitement over her new bike was really infectious. She was so excited to get to really ride it and try out the different gears. She also was not nearly as tired at the end of a ride as she usually is. A good bike can make anyone happy.
Of course, John did the same thing he did last year. He had to be out in front with the ride leader. There is no leaving John behind!
At the end of the ride, John gave me a big hug and told me that he was sorry I missed my mom. He also told me that he loved me and I was a great mom.
After the ride, Andy and I dropped the kids off at home and road another 12 miles on the Bear Creek Trail. It was an easy, quiet ride that helped to clear my head a bit. Sometimes, I just need a trail, my bike, and Andy. We spent the evening having a nice dinner with Jeremy. I know today was not the day that Andy and the kids had hoped for me, but I suppose it will get easier with time. I do miss you, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day to you.