I miss my mother everyday but especially on Mother’s Day. The really sad part is that she has been gone for so many years now that I have forgotten the sound of her voice.
My favorite funny story about my mother is that when she was a little girl, they lived next door to a family from Russia and mother learned what she called “A Russian Lullaby” from them. Well, my mother couldn’t sing – seriously she was the worse singer ever, so whenever she would sing this Russian Lullaby, it was “fall down on the floor laughing” funny – here is this woman who can not sing, singing a lullaby that really wasn’t a lullaby – in Russian which she really didn’t know either. Every year at holidays when mother would have a glass of wine or two, one of my kids would always ask grandma to sing the Russian Lullaby. And we would all just fall on the floor laughing.
I would give my most cherished possession to be able to remember what she sounded like singing that Russian Lullaby.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom – I miss you!!