We came across this mother and child statue while doing some urban walking around the Lindley Park neighborhood. From the sidewalk, it looks adorable perched in a front yard among flowers and trees. As we got closer, and saw the white streaks, we realized that the birds have been enjoying the statue too! Motherhood can be like that; beautiful, but sometimes a little messy. Mother's Day is a time to recognize not only our own mothers, but also the idea of motherhood in general. The holiday is always celebrated the second Sunday in May.
If you are in Greensboro and in the mood for taking mom out to brunch, there are the high-end options like this lovely, elegant brunch at the Proximity Hotel (here), but even something as simple as an impromptu picnic in one of the city's green spaces would be nice, too. If you are lucky enough to have a mother who is living, just remembering her will go a long way to making mom happy. To quote the 1982 E.T. movie, "phone home." Happy Mother's Day.