If you're feeling the pressure to get your mom an absolutely perfect gift for Mother's Day, just be happy you don't need to buy seven of them.
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I could make my wife breakfast in bed on a Tuesday and I could buy her flowers on a Thursday. I could take her out for lunch on a Saturday and give her "alone time" any day.
Eleven years ago, my mother would have opened this Mother's Day card and squealed with delight. But this year, on this special day she will gaze at it curiously and perhaps sing a quiet song only she can understand.
Twice a year, (on Mothers Day and on her birthday July 7th), my mother used to pull out her favorite phrase and say, "Attention must be paid."
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