No Calls From My Children on Mother's Day.

United States
May 13, 2007 12:49pm CST
I did receive a call from my DIL this morning. We wished each other a Happy Mother's Day. It is nearly 2:00 in the afternoon and I have still not received a call from my kids. Many years ago, this would have bothered me. Now that I have aged a bit, I realize that selecting a day to recognize a mother, father or grandparent isn't really necessary. It is how you honor them every day that matters most. Huggers to you all. Have a joyous day. May it be filled with love, laughter, and joy.
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
13 May 07
I am sure that your kids will call you at some point today. I think it would be terrible if they did not call. Did they write you or email you? I spent the morning with my parents at church and then we went to the store for a little while. I also gave my mom a card and a gift card to Barnes and Noble since she likes reading books. I know my mom loves us all, even if we are not able to call her that one day.
• United States
13 May 07
It truly doesn't bother me that they don't call or send a card, etc. This day is more commercial than anything else. If they don't bother to come around or call on my birthday that is another story. That "is" my special day. I would expect them to come around or call.
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
13 May 07
They love you. Life has a way of becoming hectic sometimes and we put things off till the last minute. I bet they will be calling anytime now. I do hope you have a wonderful Mother's day and good luck on that new job tomorrow.
• United States
13 May 07
I know that they love me. I don't need a call to confirm that. I actually posted this for those who get down in the dumps if they don't get a call or gift from their children on Mother's Day. Remember the love they give you on any other day. That is most important. Thank you my dear friend.
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• United States
13 May 07
That is so sweet of you. You are so very compassionate. I know mothers day can be very stressful and sad for some women.
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@sunshine4 (8708)
• United States
13 May 07
Give your kids some time. I find it hard not to be with my kids on mothers day. I am lucky that 3 of my children still live home and are with me today. You are so right that it does matter how your family honors you on a daily basis. You are blessed to have a DIL that thought to call and wish you a happy mothers day. Your kids will probably call later tonight. Have a great day:)
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• India
13 May 07
yes, I agree with you .there is no selecting a seperate day for recognising mother or father ! i think everyday is mothers day for me!
@Serina (70)
• United States
13 May 07
Thanks for reminding the ones of us who are down in the dumps not to be that way because I am beginning to be one of them. I am spoiled. What can I say? Also, my mother engrained into our heads growing up that we could forget her birthday or any other holiday of the year but not mother's day because she worked to hard at being one for us to forget this one special day set aside for her. So, I guess this is why I feel as strongly about it as I do. I still have not heard squat from my two children. They went to be with their low down, &^&%$*, FATHER. Can you tell I am a little hurt? This ain't father's day is it? Sorry, I did not mean to get so carried away. LOL. The only reason I know they are with him is because they told me last night he had planned a cook out for today. And he does not have a wife or girlfriend they are even close too. But I continue to believe they will come strolling in at any moment now. Thanks for letting me vent.
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• United States
13 May 07
Whoa. Went to their fathers? Was this something he planned? I can't blame you for being ticked off. My girls did redeem themselves and showed up with two bags of gifts. Amongst the gifts was a Milky Way Dark. They are forgiven!
• United States
14 May 07
Serina, I am sorry that you weren't even remembered on this day. I have two teenaged daughters myself and that's all they could do just say that. I wish I could start doing something on MyLot where any Mom or Father for that matter who is not recognized on that day, at the very least, send them a card. I remember after my divorce, my poor kids were living with their father and he wouldn't even let them call me and their stepmom, who has a heart, I will never forget that, she made them call me on her cell phone. I want to do something special for her eventually and I plan to. but It is really sad that a person isn't remembered on their birthdays or what have you. And I feel you there.
• United States
13 May 07
Butterfly, From one mother to another, I love you. ~donna
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• United States
13 May 07
Donna, thank you so much. Right back atcha!
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
15 May 07
Oh no- my mom would have been angry with me had I not called her on mothers day- Each year we have a cookout and celebrate Mothers day together- I would feel very odd if I didn’t call her in the morning- and then I head down to see her later in the day and she comes to our place for a cookout- I show my mom daily that I love her- but I think this day is special! My daughter goes all out for me too- I love to be pampered!
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
15 May 07
How was your mother's day? Did your children called you after all? I am glad you see the positive side of everything. Like you say "it is how you honor your parents every day that matters most". It doesn't have to be on any special day, to celebrate mother's day or be with your parents, the good thing is to show love and respect and care about them what is the most important of all. May God bless you and be with you at all times.
@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
14 May 07
Even though you do not care and it is a commercial holiday I still think they could call and wish you a happy mothers day, it is not very hard actually. I would never not call my mom on a day like that - just like i would never forget her birthday =)
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@jamie11982 (1659)
• United States
14 May 07
I'm so sorry for your children not giving you a call today. Have a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY and lots of ((((((((((hugs))))))))))))). Yes it's every day that the parents are recognized and not really the one day that stands for them. My mother hasn't even called me and i have four of her grandchildren and a nother on the way. We havn't talked in almost a week all because of $20 that she is upset about. It drives me nuts but i'll live with it. Anyways have a good mother's day and i hope that your hubby gave you atleast a rose or two.
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@gaby_girl (157)
• Canada
14 May 07
While I agree with you about honoring everyday, I do think that selecting a special day is important. Its imporant to me to have a unique day to apprecitae everything that my mother does for me. I do this on a daily basis anyway, but I think that It makes her feel speical to have a day completely devoted to her. Its a tradition for us, and I cant even imagine not calling or seeing my mother on mothers day.
@dawnrm69 (1174)
• United States
13 May 07
YOu are so right it should not be just one day of the year it should be everday and it is importatnt how they honor you and as long as they know they have a parent who loves them no matter what well that is all that counts. I am hoping to talk to mine later they have a cell and well the battery was low and they were in the store so they have to wait till they get back home and let the phone charge and then we can talk. We talk alot on the phone anyway. Well have a good one. God BLess
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
13 May 07
I guess you are right Elusive but I think I would still be a bit upset though but that is probably just me lol I would not say anything of course if the Children did not ring me but I would be a bit upset
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@GardenGerty (109183)
• United States
13 May 07
I sent my DIL a card. We took son, dil, and grand to eat last night. Not to the place we originally planned, but still a nice place. She had made some selections for a gift, and had my son choose one. He is not the type to recognize a holiday, his dad was not. It is important to the dil, though.
• United States
13 May 07
You too Elusive....BUT...if that happened to me...esp with my two daughters I think I would cry. We are close! Have a great Mothers day, and I hope your kids call! Carole
• United States
13 May 07
Happy Mother's Day!!As I wirte this it is 6pm EST and I hope your kids have called by now,but just in case they haven't I want to wish you a Happy Mother's Day.
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• United States
13 May 07
They did finally show up. They stayed long enough to give kisses and hugs and watch me open their gifts to me. I was thrilled.
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• United States
14 May 07
I am so glad. Take care.
@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
15 May 07
I didn't receive any calls as well from mine. As you say, years ago it would have bothered me a great deal also but with age, etc., I have got it in my mind that they are very busy with their families and lives and I know that they love me. So, it still hurts a little but I get over it.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
15 May 07
Hope you had a very happy Mother's Day. I'm sure your kids love you very much. They don't always show it, but when they do it's precious. My boys called me, but only because I called them a few days ago to remind them that Mother's Day was coming up.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
14 May 07
You do a lot for your DIL so I'm glad she rang you. I always ring my mother on MD, & in fact, I usually have them for lunh. Although yesterday I only saw my mother briefly, as they were on their way to my brothers. My daughter gave me breakfast in bed, crumpets with maple syrup & coffee.
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• Philippines
14 May 07
Maybe they are just waiting till the last moment to spring some big surprise on you. anyway, do they live in the same time zone as you? I sent my mother a text message on her cellphone since she lives in the US and were here in the Philippines so that is the most convenient, most instantaneous way to send our love in this special day. The magic of technology! anyway, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!
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