It's Mothers Day. I've been remembering over and over this weekend just how amazing it is that I have a mother to call this year. After her car accident last June, in which we nearly lost her (http://srsarah.blogspot.com/2013/06/need-your-prayers-urgently.html), I have counted every minute with gratitude.
I was already thankful for her. I don't think I appreciated her properly until I was in college, but the older I get, the more I have wondered how I could have gotten so lucky. This year, how much more so!
When I last saw her at the end of August, it was still taking two people to get her out of bed into a wheelchair, and she couldn't really carry on a conversation. Now she walks short distances without a walker, and I talk with her regularly on the phone.
So I am giving thanks. Sending up prayers for her and in gratitude for her. She's worth celebrating, not just on Mother's Day, but always.