It is tough being away from my mom and grandma’s on Mother’s Day. This is the first time in a while that I haven’t been at home to celebrate with everyone. Usually I buy my grandma’s flowers and get them cards and do the same for my mom, but take her out to dinner as well. I’ve been working hard over the last two weeks to get my mom to share with me what she wanted for today. I ended up getting her a shirt from my school so that she can proudly wear it. I’m sure it will go well with the ones from my undergraduate and graduate schools and my sister’s alma matas. We talked on the phone for nearly an hour, which I also think helped make the day go by smoothly. My mom spent the day in the company of good friends and people who love her and that is only fitting for such a wonderful woman.