I only have a mother right now. Both my grandmothers passed away decades ago, so I also envy those who still have their grandmothers in their lives today. I loved both my grandmothers, even though one sounded like a tyrant (but was a wonderful cook) and the other was a heavy chain smoker (but was also a wonderful cook).
Anyway, so what did you do to spend your Mother's Day? Originally, my family and I were going to go out in a restaurant to have lunch. We wanted to celebrate my dad's close to victory in conquering lung cancer too, in addition. He just had his latest PET scan a few days ago and the doctor said that there was no sign of any cancerous, malignant activity in his lungs, and that the liquid that was filling up his lungs before was slowly disappearing/dilating by itself, plus Dad was gaining weight as of late.
But, my family, especially my parents, are NBA fanatics (specifically our home team, the Golden State Warriors). The first game of the Western Conference Finals with the San Antonio Spurs was also today, and that both my parents changed their mind and decided to just have take-home lunch from KFC, cook some authentic homemade Filipino spaghetti , and eat right in front of the giant HDTV at the family room, cheering and screaming and yelling at the TV when things go wrong haha. My sister and her husband/my brother-in-law came over to join in (originally they were going to join us at that restaurant lunch before anyway) because apparently our TV is bigger than theirs. Even though our family wasn't complete (my youngest sister lives in L.A., some 500 miles down south from where we live), it was still one of the best Mother's Day celebrations we've ever had. I hope that we would have more meaningful and fun days like this in the coming future.
So, what did you guys do to celebrate the day with your moms? (whether she is still alive or in spirit) Please share your stories!