A Mother’s Day We Couldn’t Have Planned

Photo: Rose  © Joao Estevao Andrade De Freitas | Dreamstime Stock Photos

Photo: Rose © Joao Estevao Andrade De Freitas | Dreamstime Stock Photos

Mother’s Day for us, my sister, me and my son is always a bit of a head scratcher since my father passed away a little over 13 years ago. He was the one who took care of picking the restaurant and making it special.

Now, my mom is 87 and it can be a toss up whether she wants to go out for dinner or have a small intimate meal at her home. But this year, a couple of weeks before Mother’s Day, a family friend who owns Colors Restaurant in Downtown Detroit posted on Facebook that he was having a Mother’s Day Brunch. Bam! Problem solved. Plus, this was a place she’d been wanting to visit.

Colors RestaurantWhen we arrived, to our surprise, was a table full of my mom’s good friends, one whom she’s been best friends with since 1939.  This totally unplanned get together was one we couldn’t have asked to go better. My mom got to be with friends she hadn’t spent time with in a while, and the food was wonderful!

My actual plate. Grist & Fish. Mm good!

My actual plate. Grits & Fish. Mm good!

Last year for Mother’s Day, my gift to my mom was this poem I wrote for her. It’s called “Marie.

Marie portraitskin

rose petal



my cheek

in a hug

imprint of forever




I hope every mom had a Mother’s Day that made her heart smile! Tell me how your day went.


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  1. “imprint of forever” my fav line of the poem, you have a really
    pretty way of saying things. So glad you’ve started blogging. I hope
    you enjoy writing it as much as we enjoy reading it.

    • Thank you, Shannyn. I do love blogging! And I’m so glad you like it.

  2. What a wonderful gift!
    Planned by “ANGELS”

    • Thank you, Petronia. And you’re right. It was planned by angels.

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