The entirety of the Lathrop clan gathered on Sunday for a brunch at the Campus Club at the U. We’d done that a couple of years ago, then last year at the top of the IDS center, but since that didn’t seem to be going this year, we went back to the Campus Club. But my mother arranged the get together. Which is a very mom thing to do.
Why? Because the important thing is just to have the gang together. Talking. Enjoying good food. Laughing. Enjoying each other’s company. And that’s all that mom wants.
Oh sure, there were the ancillary celebrations for the other mothers at the table as well, and that was an added bonus, but when you break it all down, my mom, just like her parents, revel in opportunities to bring her entire family together.
And I love her for that. One more thing I probably appreciate her enough for.
So, thanks to all of the mothers in my life: To Mom, you set the tone. You pointed me in the right direction, and were always there to catch me, help me, and let me experience the tough things in life. I hope I’ve lived up to some of your hopes and dreams for me. And even if I haven’t, thanks for just letting me go and figure things out for myself and go where life takes me.
To Jenni, I’m always thankful for having you in my life. You’re a great mom. A great wife. Funny. Smart. And you balance me. And you’re the person I always look forward to coming home to at the end of the day.
And thanks to both of you for a fun time on Sunday. I love you both!
See you tomorrow.