As you might have guessed, things haven't slowed down that much. But it's all good. Really. I know one day this chaos will be a distant memory and I will wonder what I ever did with all of this time.
Mother's Day is on Sunday. Yes, you still have two days to get your act together. This morning I was on the CBC Eyeopener talking about Mother's Day with my good friend Leanne aka Ironic Mom. We had some good ideas, and I will post the podcast as soon as it's available.
But gifts and flowers and chocolates aside, I think the meaning of Mother's Day can really be summed up in this piece by Tamara Gignac. Tamara is a journalist with two kids: a 7-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son. Cancer is quickly taking her body, but not her spirit. If this doesn't give you perspective, I don't know what will.
I hope to return to writing more thoughtful pieces here soon, but in the meantime you can catch up with me on Twitter (@erinchrusch).
Happy Mother's Day! (sorry about the links...technical difficulties.)