On my 56th birthday on October 8, 1995, my wife had just completed orthoscopic hip surgery six days earlier. As a result, she was not able to make much of a birthday celebration for me. In addition, my son’s mother showed up just about dinner time with my son, so she wound up staying with us for takeout Chinese! It was one of the strangest birthdays I ever had! So, today, I’m the one who is unable to contribute to a Mother’s Day celebration, although I did buy flowers and make a nice card on Thursday.
I imagine it will be another day of phone calls and visitors.