On The Phone…

I talk to my mom just about every day. I don’t know who calls who more I’m not one to keep track. I’ve always been close with my mom even when I was a teenager. I don’t think I went through a dramatic teen rebellion way back when so that made our relationship easier.  Now as adults with the both of us being nurses it kind of gives us another bond outside the traditional mother/daughter bond.

When my dad passed away, after the funeral I made it a point to call my mom everyday. There wasn’t much I could do for her except be there. We live 45 minutes away from each other. I chose to call on the phone. I think I called every day for 3 months. By then it was a habit and I enjoy taking to my mom so it was easy to keep calling. Now we talk just about every morning while mom and my nephew Jacob are waiting for Jacob’s bus to arrive. I get to my school early to ensure a good parking space (don’t laugh…I’m not the only one) so I’m available to talk.

When my dad passed away I was hit hard by the permanency of him not being here any longer. I wasn’t that upset that he passed away I know he went to be with the Lord, what did upset me was the absence of his presence from now on. I decided to call my mom whenever I want to, no matter how often.  Because there will be a day when she’s no longer here and I won’t be able to simply pick up the phone and talk to her.

Call your parents people.

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