A Little Cherished Memory

October 2, 2015 0 By Emmy D. Frank

Were you one of the 500 people at the Pierre celebrating the Outstanding Mother Award?  I wasn’t but it took place around Mother’s Day which got me thinking about my own Mother’s Day.

On Mother’s Day, the phone rang early but not too early.  The girls picked it up on the first ring so I snuggled back under the covers.  Periodically, I would hear the hum of the espresso machine. I was ready to investigate if everything was okay when 2 little faces appeared in my room holding a steaming hot cup of coffee along with an iPad with my husband via Skype. The girls were beaming with pride as they extended the cup of coffee and wished me a Happy Mother’s Day. It was the perfect moment even if we were dressed in pajamas and my husband could only join us virtually. My two daughter’s had been planning something for over a week.  They convinced the babysitter to drive them to the store for some card making “supplies”  They casually asked me if I liked breakfast in bed.  Honestly, eating in bed isn’t big on my list. But, I love reading in bed, drinking a cup of strong, hot coffee.  I’m not a morning person so this is a delightful way to gradually wake up and ease into the day.  Lounging in bed, slowly waking up feels like a decadent luxury, since most mornings we are on a schedule and need to keep moving.

As we sat on the bed, they shared that Daddy had called in the morning to wish me a Happy Mother’s Day.  They quickly enlisted his help since they weren’t quite sure how to make the coffee.  They turned the machine on, but quickly discovered that water needed to be added.  They placed the coffee pad in the holder but the first cup was too weak.  It turned into quite the production but eventually, 3 heads figured it out.

My mother passed away over a year ago but I frequently think about her.  I remember small details. Things we did together, the conversations we had and the support she provided.  I hope that I can do the same for my girls.