What are you doing to say thank you?
This year I am writing a list.
A list that has a ton of questions, comments, and news. Stuff like…
What is the recipe for those homemade eggrolls?
Have you seen that new season of Downton Abbey?
Guess what I/my boyfriend did!
I’ve got great news! Did you hear about my latest achievement?
Work was horrible. Let me tell you about it.
I found that brand of chips you like!
Did you try turning it off and on again?
What do you want for Mother’s Day?
How are you doing today?
I love you, mom.
Pretty typical stuff you would talk about with your mother (except for maybe the eggroll part). But I won’t be able to share this with my mom.
She passed away almost two years ago.
I still get an ache when I think about her. Birthdays, holidays, and milestones all include that expected pain, but it is the little things that really get to me. I can’t call her when my recipe doesn’t come out as good. I watch shows that she’d be interested in and my stomach drops because I can’t tell her about it. When I need to cry or laugh about the happenings in my life, I know no phone call would reach her. It kills me a little inside.
I’m in my late 20s. An age where people start to expect that your life is getting in order. Your life should be settling and you should be able to take care of yourself. But, I still need my mommy. I probably will even if I live to see 100.
So don’t just use Mother’s Day to love and honor your mother figure. Put aside time to spend with her. Hug her tight and let her know you love her. You never know when she will be gone.
PS: My mom made the best eggrolls ever!