Monday, May 4, 2009


My goodness! Does anyone else loathe the Publix commercials? In times past, I loved and looked forward to the ads that Publix puts out for special occasions. This year I am dreading it even more. By accident, hubby was watching a basketball game and left the room during the break and I stumbled across it while flipping through the channels (serves me right for changing the channel). Immediately my eyes were drawn to a commercial that showed 2 different households. The 2 dads also with their kiddos were making a delicious breakfast. Fast forward to the end, one of the kids asked "Now dad?" and daddy nods his head. The kid immediately runs to the foot of the stairs and screams "Mom!". I must say by the time the commercial was done, tears were streaming down my face.

Mothers day was a day I looked forward to last year. In times past, I had never celebrated it, as I had no mother to celebrate it with. My dad would take us girls out to dinner and we would have an awesome time. This year was going to be different (or so I thought). Not only would we celebrate it, but I would be a MOM! 
Now, I am dreading it. It did not help that the usher at the door at church ask me if I took my picture yet. You see every mothers day at our church, the ladies and their children get a free portrait session. I said to him, "who am I gonna take a picture with? A memory box?" This sure shut him up.

Every time I now see the Publix commercial coming, I run in the opposite direction, aka changing the channel. I seem to be very emotional these days. I cry at the drop of a hat, and at the mention of mothers day, the floodgates open. Is anyone else dreading this day? Any plans or ideas to make this day easier for me?
For those of you who still have your mothers, cherish them. Tell them and show them how much you love them. Don't use this day to dwell on the fact that your baby is in heaven or not yet here, but show your mother how much she means to you. As for me, the day will be one filled with sorrow and pain, but I am going to take my own advice and show my dad how much I love and appreciate him. I am going to get up, light a candle in AJ's honor (after all I am a mom), and visit my dad. I will not be attending church, as the festivities just consume me with sadness.
I wish everyone a great week.

Awaiting an expected end.


  1. Totally agree!! Publix commercials should only be viewed by those who have never suffered a loss! I always cry - Hallmark gets me too.

    I wish I had some heartfelt advice about Mother's Day, but I myself am not sure how I'm going to get through it. Last week my pastor mentioned it and I was shocked to hear him say that this is a difficult time for those who have lost a mother or are having a hard time having children. I'm curious to see if he works that into his message on happiness.

    Sorry for the long comment!! xoxo

  2. I hate commercials in general! Puplix, Hallmak...I don't care! And I always wonder if it is just me, but I guess not! I'm hoping for a smooth uneventful Mother’s day, but I don't think it is going to happen...I hope you get one! Sending you hugs!

  3. I agree...I'm dreading mother's day. Not quite sure what to do, but I know I won't be up for church that day.

    Praying for you!

  4. Oh...those commercials are ridiculous! There are so many...and not on tv either...there's one on my Christian radio station that says something like...
    "When you were little you wanted to be a teacher...then a doctor...then a counselor...but guess get to be all three, because you're a PARENT"
    And I want to say NO I'M NOT!!!!! TRYING HARD THOUGH!!
    *sigh* Praying for you as you go through that rough day...