Saturday, May 9, 2009
Tomorrow is Mother's Day
Next Monday my sister will have surgery for breast cancer. Not the sister with the three little girls, but my older sister, the one whose daughter has three little ones of her own. The photo shows my sister on the right, with her daughter Erin, who is my oldest niece. Tomorrow we are all getting together at Erin's house for Mother's Day. My mom will be there, and two of my sisters, and all of my nieces, one great-niece and two little great-nephews.
I wonder how my sister will be feeling as she thinks about having surgery the next day. I imagine we will be talking about it, as my youngest sister, a physician, will be there. So far in my life, I have never had anyone close to me who went through this, with the chemotherapy and everything in the months to come. It will be an emotional time, I am sure. It makes me think about a time when we were the younger generation and all the things that come with age seemed unlikely to ever affect us. Now we becoming the older generation, and the things that come with age are upon us. I think about that when I see all the little ones running around. We used to be those little ones.
Anyway, Happy Mother's Day tomorrow. It did my heart good to go to the store today and see all the men with their children, buying flowers and cards for the moms.