Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bushel and a Peck

Today was a day for running errands the last of which was a stop at the grocery store to pick up some fixins for a Greek salad. While there, we remembered that we needed a birthday card for one of Bob's co-workers and a Mother's Day card for his Mom. He went to pick out the birthday card and left the Mother's Day selection to me. I was looking at the musical cards when one of them hit me emotionally and it was all I could do to keep from bursting into tears. It played "Bushel and a Peck" sung by Doris Day. My Mother used to sing that song to me when I was a little girl and just hearing it brought back a flood of memories. I lost my Mother in 2002 and I still miss her. I loved the fact that even though I was a grown woman I was still her "baby" that she loved to hug. I miss her brushing my hair and the talks we had. I lost my Dad in 1999 so when she passed away I felt like an orphan. I know she would be excited to see that I have picked up knitting. She tried to teach me as a child but I never got it then. I guess I need to go have a good cry and get it out of my system tonight.

1 comment:

bev said...

Ahh...I know exactly what you mean. The orphan thing is so right on the money! Your post made my heart hurt. I miss my mommy and think of her every day. She still visits me in ways like your card. When that happens, rather than cry I stop, take a moment, remember her and say hello and tell her how much I love and miss her. I don't cry as often now. Hugs to you. I am crying now thankyou very much.