I awoke Saturday morning with nothing on the schedule. Since it's such a rare event to have nothing going on and Sunday is known as Mother's Day in America, I thought I'd take a little drive to visit my mother.
I know that a cemetery is a place for honoring the person's memory and disposing of their body. So I thought a great way to visit my mother, was to do some of the things that she herself liked to do.
Mom grew up in Northern lower Michigan and upon her departure from this life two years ago, she was returned there to rest next to her parents and siblings.
It's over a two hour drive to where she is laid to rest and since we used to go to that spot to visit her parents graves, I thought we'd do some of the things that she used to do with us kids to make the trip more interesting.
Our first stop was at an old family favorite. A place with a lot of history for my family, A&W drive-up restaurant. Burgers, fries and root beer was a must for all three of us.
Our next stop was a river access point so far out in the middle of no where that cell phone service is non existent. The Riffle River is a clean, spring fed river that runs ice cold even in the heat of summer.
Here is her parents head stones and the cement has been poured to receive my mother's stone any day now. It should be in place by the two year anniversary of her death on the 17th.
It's a quiet place in the country.
Poised on top of a hill, there is a view of farms to the east
It was all very reminiscent of all the trips made with Mother to these same locations and a great way to reflect on the life that she loved to share with me and the rest of my siblings.