I was checking the reader comments a few days ago when I came across one that was such a positive, sweet-filled bit of praise that for a moment I felt buoyant. It was a feeling not unlike the constant sense of lift one gets – or at least should get – from the loving presence of a mother.
Then I saw who wrote this particular comment. It was my mom.
On this glorious and sun-filled Mother’s Day, I am foregoing the period of hours I usually spend hatching another blog. Instead, like most people fortunate enough to have a wonderful mother in their lives (or two, counting my wife), I’m taking the day off.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the “Blue Byline” readers, especially those who deserve that extra attention today.