I made this bracelet for Ardis, she was on vacation with her husband, Tom, in Florida this week. Ardis has 2 sons, so having a chance to take care of Ada and buying a pink nightgown must be quite an experience for her. For the past 9 weeks, she had been helping me taking care of Ada as if Ada is her own daughter, so it's only appropriate for me to share my daughter with her. I always introduce her as Ada's adopted mother and I hope she doesn't mind. It is hard for Ardis to leave, she is worried about Ada and me. By the time I have to leave for Thailand, I will feel the same way. My friend, Yui, will travel with me. I can't imagine sitting on the airplane by myself for 18 hours, feeling lonely.
It is tough being a mother, especially during the difficult time as I am at this stage of my life. I don't expect a big bouquet of flower or any gift, I just want hugs and kisses from my kids. I'm sure I will get plenty from my sons, but still, longing for a hug from my daughter.
My mother passed away while I was here, 25 years ago, I did not get a chance to say good bye. For a long time, I had this thought about if I had one wish, what do I wish for. Not a million dollar or a fancy car, I just want one more chance to go back and tell my mom how much I love her and give her a hug one more time. I love you, mom.
Don't wait until you don't have a chance to hug your love one again, do it today.
Happy Mother's Day everyone.