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As I wrote in my other blog, I never know what Mother’s Day will bring. It brought precisely what I feared it would bring: nothing. There was a reason. Here’s the story.

I texted my daughter early Sunday morning “Happy Mother’s Day.” I heard nothing from anyone except my sister in a text all day. Later in the afternoon, I received a call from my daughter. Her husband was sick and one of her daughters also did not feel well (that I knew from texts from the girls the day before). They were planning to have me come over for a barbecue but since people were sick, so they would take me to brunch and give me my gift maybe next weekend. I asked if she had liked the flowers I left for her on Saturday when they were on vacation and arrived home Saturday night. “Oh, yes, nice,” was the reply.

My suspicions are that there was no barbecue planned since they were tired from traveling the day before, and that there was no gift since they had been away all week. Why she couldn’t drive the three miles over to my house to see me for Mother’s Day is beyond me. She could have left the sick people for a half hour to visit her mother. But she didn’t and I didn’t expect her to. That’s the way she is.

Perhaps we will go for brunch next week or not. Who knows? If we do, it will not be relaxing. The granddaughters will be fighting with each other and their mother, and there will be all sorts of complaining no matter where we go. Granddaughter #2 complains about everything. We never have a relaxing brunch. It is gulped down and we leave. The last brunch lastest less than an hour from the time they picked me up to the time they dropped me off at home.

So Mother’s Day was exactly as I had imagined it would be: a total wash. Just like so many other holidays. There is no fuzzy warm feelings about holidays in our home. I have no idea where these ideas come from, since my daughter was not raised that way.

For Easter, she and the girls stopped by for 5 minutes to give me an Easter basket. Luckily, all the candy was candy that I actually like. Usually it is random milk chocolate which I don’t like. But this was dark chocolate and peeps. Not bad. But a visit would have been nice rather than just dropping off the basket. My house is a mess, this is true, but it would have been nice to visit.

That’s the story of Mother’s Day and Easter. It’s better that I have no great expectations for holidays. When I do, I’m always disappointed. It’s sad.

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