My church had it's 2nd Annual Mother's Day Tea today. I had bought 5 tickets: one for me, one for my aunt, three for my sister in law, Well, sister in law couldn't attend so my neighbor, her mom & Duckie's friend came. Duckie actually worked... handing out programs & serving food. She did very well! Of course the organizers bribed the kids with pizza and a prize at the end. Duckie won a Siamese Cat Webkinz. She was really happy! It was a pleasant time but the weather didn't cooperate. We had a wind storm and the power went out for 45 minutes. Thankfully the gas stove still worked so the water stayed hot for the tea. The best part was that we had well over 20 red hatters attend... and these ladies know how to have fun, lol! They all wore red and purple and laughed the afternoon away. I hope to be like them someday! My aunt, though, nearly brought me to tears on the way there. My mother is her sister and she knows about the relationship problems we've had over the years. She told me that she had always tried to push me to accept my mother, not to blame my mother for her shortcomings but she was wrong. She didn't want her sister to lose her daughter. She told my mother didn't deserve a daughter like me and I deserved better. I don't know if that's true or not but it lifted a burden off me. I don't feel responsible for our relationship anymore. It doesn't have to be up to me all the time. Anyway... Happy Mother's Day. I can't think of a better group of women to go through parenthood with.