Auntie and I went to church together this morning. I had sponsored today's church bulletin in Mom's memory. This white carnation came home with me. It's a tradition in our church (maybe others but I'm not sure). On Mothers Day all the women in church get a carnation. Red if your Mother is still with you and white if your Mom is in heaven. I just love that tradition.
After church I made lunch for auntie and I - lobster rolls, another tradition. I can home later and had tea in Moms favorite mug. She would always only use this mug. I only use it on special occasions. I guess I'm scared to break it
I was a little disappointed as I headed to the cemetary to visit moms grave. The gates were locked! Mothers Day is always the first day they open the gates. But a bit later a friend told me a gate near the far end was open. Some of the lane ways are closed because the ground is so soft and they are trying to repair the paths. So I went in later, drove partway and then walked in the rest. It might sound silly to some but I really needed to visit her today. Last year on this day she had not been buried yet and was still in the vault. I hated having no place to visit. So I had my visit, pulled a few weeds and felt better. In a few weeks I'll be burying sweet Millie with her.
A couple of daffodils have sprouted up in front of the house. So cheerful. They were a nice treat to find this morning.