Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day: Celebrating Moms Alive or Passed

Happy mother's day to all the moms!  That includes moms of human, canine, feline, etc. Hope you enjoy the day. For those who lost a mom, we have some advice to make it a good day.

Tom's mom and stepdad Bob
CELEBRATING THE DAY - Yesterday we took Tom's mom out for a mother's day lunch because the crowds in restaurants today are out of control. We had a great lunch at the "Bistro" which was a hidden gem in a golf course clubhouse near Annapolis. Apparently, not many thought of it, and it was really good. Those are the kinds of places that make lunches more memorable. Good food, good service and a hunky waiter named Brian, too. :)

Getting goofy!

A fun lunch
FIRST YEAR WITHOUT ROB/S MOM - LIKE OUT-OF-STATE-     This is the first Mother's day without my mom, and several friends have mentioned how difficult it may be - well, because of my gift to talk to my mom and understand
Rob's mom
messages from her- it's really not. That may sound somewhat cold, but it's not. My mom has lived 400 miles away in another state for 25 years. That's a long time... and it's like she's still living in another state. That's how everyone who lost their mom should think of them. Your mother will always be a part of you. They helped raise you (well good moms do). You've learned habits and talents from them. You repeat their expressions when you talk. You treat others the way you learned from mom. You may or may not clean your house the way she did.

WHAT'S IMPORTANT -    What's important is that when our moms pass away in physical form, their spirit still comes back from time to time. If you don't recognize the signs, then pick up my book "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" and learn what they are. Don't sit at home and pout. Your mom on the other side would say, "cut it out!" Go enjoy mother's day. If not for you, then go out in the world and do something good for someone and say it's in my name."

So, enjoy mother's day and don't dwell on the fact your mom may have passed. She's still around. Think of her as living in another state and you can't drive up there to see her. She can hear you. Just let her know you love her, and remember that she wants you to do something to enjoy YOUR day and even honor her if you wish.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next