DON’T SPREAD THE WORD. This is not a Mother’s Day article I’d want out there too far.
Let’s keep it in the family of folks who read my books.
I created a video tribute to Mom back in 2012, when she was pretty sick. My plan was to play it at her funeral.
She didn’t die.
She’s still alive.
And doing quite well.
She’s helping look after a couple of her great-grandchildren when they get out of school each afternoon.
Something finally dawned on me.
Why not show the video before she dies, while she’s still in the vicinity?
Maybe kind words are best said before she’s dead.
Here’s the thing that worries me. This video is personal. It’s like inviting you to a family party celebrating Mom’s life.
I’m posting the video tribute on YouTube. But I’m keeping it unlisted. That means you can’t find it by searching keywords or topics. You have to know the link address.
Most people don’t click links like this one: Kind words about Mom for Mother’s Day.
For those who don’t click let me say this. I know mothers who stink up motherhood. My mom isn’t one of them.
The video will tell you more about my mom than most strangers would want to know, though I think the family would appreciate the story. Today, you’re invited into the family, for a few minutes.
I hope the pictures and video clips you’ll see will stir up happy memories about your own family. Or maybe suggest an idea or two for the days ahead.