Caroline has been making me "Happy Mother's Day" cards all day. I love the phonetic spelling of "Mamy" and all the singing animals and swirls she has drawn. But there is one card that is better than the rest.
"Here, Mom. This one is a special one. I want you to treasure it."
I told her I would, so she gave it to me.
"It's a cat that shaved itself, you see?"
I tried not to giggle and thanked her and promised that I will treasure it always.
"It was made with care and love, you know."
I know. Oh, how I know.
She took both my hands in hers and held them flat. And then she started pumping them like a huddled sports team, chanting "Care and love and care and love..." I was totally taken aback by this but played along, all the way through to the spirit-fingers at the end. "...and care and love and care and love and JUSTICE!"