Amid all the news about the pandemic, Mother's Day almost slipped my mind! Although my mom lives an ocean away on the island of Taiwan, I'm grateful that she's in a country that takes the virus seriously and has fewer than 750 cases. I can't imagine the world without my mom.
If you have a mom, a grandma, or a wife who you are grateful for, now is the time to say, "Thank you. I see you." I think the desires and needs of moms often take a backseat to those of their children - in fact, I was sick all the time as a kid, and my mom would bundle me up and drive me to the hospital for checkups, medication refills, and allergy shots.
I looked forward to the hospital visits, partly because of all the attention the nurses and doctors showered on me, but mostly because I got to spend time with my mom. We would walk down a long flight of stairs to the hospital cafeteria after each appointment, and she would let me choose between Taiwanese meatball soup or a fried pork chop bento. I loved both and could never decide. I also never thought to ask if my mom was hungry or tired of the sterile hospital environment.
Luckily, I learned how to be more considerate as I grew older, and my mom never grew tired of loving me. This year, I'm planning on ordering flowers for her and calling her to chat. Because that's what my mom wants the most - a phone call.
Last week, a family friend bought two necklaces from me. One for her, and one for her daughter. Surprisingly, her young daughter paid for the necklaces! I don't know if they were gifts for Mother's Day, but I was glad to have both necklaces in stock and shipped them the very next day. It also made me realize that in my pandemic fugue state, I hadn't updated the Ready to Ship page of my online store in a long time.
I've been diligently adding ready to ship items to the page these past days, and it's finally ready! If you or someone you know deserves a pick-me-up this Mother's Day, take a look. Orders placed before midnight on Sunday, May 3rd should arrive in time for Mother's Day. The post office is running a little slow these days due to the pandemic, but I'll try my very best to get those gifts to you as soon as possible.
In the meantime, please stay indoors and call your mom. She misses you.