I salute and wish to say “Happy Mother’s Day to all” because of a text message I received on Mother’s Day.
The trendy custom these days (when celebrating a national holiday) is to send a text message vs. a card through the mail. Text messages that blink, sing, play melodies and even speak with GIF animation (depending on which version phone you have).
Some may view it as “impersonal” while others defend its ability to reach many more people than traditional Hallmark cards. If you ask me – I’m just happy to hear from people #donttakemuchtomakemesmile
But this post isn’t about that.
THE STORY BEHIND THE TITLE –
Among the text messages was one from someone (whom I’ve never met in person) who has a dog in her family. She wanted to wish me a Happy Mother’s day, and I in return sent her a celebratory message (yes I included dancing flowers!). She responded back that she wasn’t a Mother, it was just she and her dog.
For some reason that hurt my heart. Technology can be many things but it can’t seem to decipher tone and expression with a group of words, so you are forced to use your imagination.
I imagined the worst. Late into the morning and early afternoon I wondered if she actually felt that way OR if a PCP (political correct person) told her she wasn’t a mother with only a dog and not a child.
Thoughts of all she does for her dog – loving him, caring for him with –
- heat when it’s cold
- air conditioning when it’s hot
- vet visits when things aren’t good
reminded me of all that I do for Harley & Jaxson. Do I know the difference between them and Tiffany & Jamie? Of course I do!
But I see the Boys with similar needs that I fulfill, and I associate myself as their pet parent. They rely on me, and I take care of them willingly – happily, lovingly…
THE POST OFFICE KNOWS –
After church, I sat down with my coffee and western omelet and started opening my Mother’s Day cards. There was one from the hubby, and one from the Boys, a few from friends, family members, and one where I didn’t recognize the handwriting.
I laughed when I opened it – it was from the Boys…
Bewildered, I stared at the envelope and immediately remembered an old movie classic – Miracle on 34th Street and thought of my friend.
A charming tale of a kindly old man who worked in a department store as Santa. He caused quite a commotion when he claimed to be the real Kris Kringle. Forced to prove his sanity, he had to convince a court judge that he actually was Santa Claus.
In this video clip his attorney uses the U.S. Postal Service as evidence supporting his claim based on this single fact –
since the Post Office, a branch of the United States Government (at the time), has recognized this man (meaning Kris) to be Santa Claus, then the court will not dispute this conclusion.Wiki
I laughed out loud, because my Mother’s Day card from Harley & Jaxson came through the mail – so it must be so….
Here’s hoping you had a wonderful Mother’s Day no matter what species you parent! (says my good friend Jeanne Taylor).
ONE MORE THING –
I still have no idea who went out of their way to send me a card from the Boys, but trust me when I say this –
You made my day!
GOLDEN hugs and DOODLE kisses to all the Mother’s EVERY day for ALL that you do for those with two AND four legs.
When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day ❤️