Every time I'd go to my parents house to visit, the first thing my mother always did was offer me a Diet Dr. Pepper. No matter what the time of day, she knew I liked them and so did she...usually I'd decline because I was rushed and "too busy". My personal life has had many twists and turns...many of them not happy...so it seems that I am always careening from one drama to another. In doing so, I've lost the ability to sit and visit and soak in the love of others. I've lost precious moments which I can never regain. The worst part of losing time with my mother is that I could have learned so much more from her. She was wise, witty, pretty and so much more... everything you'd want a mom to be.
As I sit here typing this post, tears flow once again. Even though I am approaching my sixty second birthday, I need a mother. I need a wiser older woman to reassure me that things are ok and that life, even though difficult, will turn out just the way God wants it to, and I can rest in that knowledge.
Maybe this should be a flash point ... I ask myself, "What would my mother want me to do at a time like this?" And I believe the answer is ... she'd want me to "mother" someone else ... someone who, like me, needs a mother's touch, a kind and encouraging word.
Here I am, with the whole day before me.... I have the time, and I'm going to get up, dress, go to the grocery store and buy the ingredients for a meal and take it to somebody who needs encouragement today... I'm not too busy and I'm NOT going to miss this opportunity. I hope you won't either.
Seize the day, hug your mom...