As today is Mother's Day, I thought I'd take a moment to publicly wish my mother, Ricki Lyons, a happy day and tell her that I love her.

I probably need to have a spin on the dance floor with her again.

A couple of summer's ago, I had the chance to help my aunt and uncle celebrate their retirement at Sahalee Country Club in Redmond. Both of my siblings and their spouses were there with my wife and I, as well as my mother and her sister and brother.

The final song of the evening was by Canadian country music songstress Anne Murray and her tune "Could I Have This Dance (For the Rest of My Life)." This was the song my mom picked out for me and her to dance to at my wedding reception several years ago, so I knew it was special to her. It then became special to me.

I asked her to dance. She obliged.

If given the chance, always dance with your mom.

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