So. It's Mother's Day weekend coming up. Do you have plans to spend it with your mom or are you too busy? Can't make the trip? Don't have the time?
Let me tell you.
You are NOT that busy.
It's NOT that far.
You HAVE the time.
When my mom was sick, I had a job. I had a 2 year old. I lived an hour away from my mom. You want to talk about being busy? You want to talk about a drive? You don't have time? Really? I don't want to hear it. Bottom line is, I can tell you about me. I can tell you to make time, make the drive, YOU'RE NOT that busy....but it's up to you.
It's all up to you. It's what you feel in your heart and more importantly, if you were to lose your mom (or another loved one, for that matter) what could you live with? You're the one that has to live with the decisions you make. When my mom was very sick and we didn't know how much time she had left (which wasn't long) I got some fantastic advice, from my dad, of all people. (Let me just say, my dad and mom don't, didn't, wouldn't, etc. speak to each other...that story is for another day.) He told me to make sure I didn't have any regrets.
Oh man, that is so easy to say. But I had to break it down.
I get it. I get what he was trying to tell me. I'm the one who is going to be here, LIVING. What is it I can live with and not say to myself, I should have called more, I should have drove more, I should, I could blah blah blah. I miss my mom EVERY day. But I can LIVE with the decisions I made. Make sure you can too.
Oh, and go see your mom this weekend.