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Thursday, January 14, 2016

When mothers speak from above at the grocery store

Yesterday have been my mother's 90th birthday. The last time we were together was for her 87th in 2013 and she died unexpectedly in April just before we were to visit again. In Minneapolis I always brought her either tulips or hyacinths on her birthday- something to bring spring to the cold winter.

Yesterday I bought myself a potted Hyacinth-I rarely buy things for myself out here due to budget and that is going to change in Maine. Not that I am a big shopper, but all my money goes into the animals. When I saw the potted spring flowers at the grocery store it made me miss her-but instead of passing them by to pinch yet more pennies, I grabbed one and put it in my cart.

I could feel her saying,

Buy them, treat yourself, you deserve it.

Thanks, Kelly, I miss you.