My mom turned 88 the same day Minnesota celebrated its 160th year of statehood (May 11). As she’s wheelchair bound, my wife arranged special transport so she could join us at our home to celebrate Mother’s Day with the rest of the family.
We sat in our porch eating burnt hotdogs and hamburgers smothered in condiments. She smiled and laughed and soaked up the happy chatter of sons, grandchildren and their spouses around the table.
These times of all being together are increasingly rare. I am thankful.