Although I will say things like "Come sit by your mama" to Barley and Soth, I don't actually consider myself a mother and think that Mother's Day is all about celebrating my mom and has nothing to do with celebrating me. However, Barley and Soth must have been talking to their grandma because on Mother's Day, I got two good pets.
It was a beautiful, sunshiny day, so while I worked on grading, I left the font door open so they pets could watch the world go by through the storm door.
My heart melted when I looked over and saw Soth sleeping with one of his paws on top of Barley's paws.
They stayed that way most of the afternoon--occasionally shifting positions to stay in the sunlight.
5 years ago, I never would have thought that they'd spend a lazy Sunday afternoon together and it was lovely to see. My siblings and I always got my mom something material--usually books or chocolate, I think--but I can only hope that at least once my siblings and I gave my mom what she really wanted because two good pets really was a gift.