Happy Mother's Day to the moms among you!
You may recall my post from last year where I shared a previous Mother's Day experience that ranked pretty high in the list of Worst Days Ever (Where Nobody Died).
I told my son that if there was no Lysol sprayed in my eye this year, it would be a great day, regardless if he was late to brunch or...well just about anything else.
And it was.
Except for the way it started out.
As if beginning the day with a 9 mile run (my dopey idea) isn't torture enough, not far from the turnaround point, I caught my foot on an uneven place in an intersection and went flying. My landing became a sort of unorthodox bone-density test of my knee, hands/wrists, elbow, shoulder and hip.
I'm happy to report that I passed the test with flying colors.
Mostly red (and now purple).
Yes, my bones held up fine, but my skin? Not so much. When flesh goes up against asphalt, you know who's going to win.
A woman driving a PT Cruiser advertising art services for the Lord, pulled up curbside after my husband and son had peeled me up and out of the intersection. She very kindly asked if I was all right. I assured her I was, but she came out to lay hands on me and pray for my healing nonetheless. She was about seventy, had just had a pedicure (orange-blossom toes), wore snazzy little sandals, lacy white leggings and a long, flowery tunic, which was very spring-timey in color.
When her prayer was complete, off she went to what was surely a Mother's Day festivity for hot senior mamas.
Or maybe church.
Or maybe her church was hosting a brunch for hot senior mamas.
Anyway! Mark and Colton had helped me to planter beside a flower shanty (something between a stand and a store). There was a hose attached to the building, so I took a little public bath, swabbing away blood and little asphalt rocks, and then (after considering my options and foolishly listening to my pride) I plodded the 4.5 miles home.
Not a great start to the day, but the rest of it was very nice.
And at least there was no Lysol in the eye, right?
So how was your Mother's Day?