April 28, 2004

Check the Mileage...

I have these moments in my life when I having a longing for my mother. I have been assured by my dear mother-in-law that it never leaves.

I was awakened by a call from mom this morning. I was delighted to hear from her. She has just finished a tour of active duty in the war as a Major in the United States Army Reserves. She gladly served state-side the entire tour at an Army hospital.

It has taken a few years, but I do now not only love my mother because she gave me life, but because she is my friend.

If Life is a trip then we all pack a bit of something to take with us. Unfortunately, the early travels with my mother were ladden with too much baggage. We have taken a few wrong turns and found ourselves lost in a Mexican town unable to find a bathroom and desperately thirsty. With some hard to follow directions, we navigated our way out, but it was a typical Mexican road- very bumpy. We decided to drop a few of the unnecessary outfits and annoying accessories and found not only was the burden lighter, but we then had room to replace the unwanted items with things we really desired and that were not only functional, but complimentary, too.

So, here we are, cruising the highway of life. Now when we jump off the interstate, the other doesn't mind so much because we have learned to trust whoever is driving.

Thanks for working hard mom, not only for me and Nick, but for the men and women in service to this country.

Posted by Rae at April 28, 2004 11:16 PM

It sound so good to hear you feel that way for youe mom, and I share with you the dintance you feel sometimes, you know what I mean!

Posted by: virginia at April 29, 2004 11:28 AM

What a sweet testament to your relationship with your Mom. :)

I'm 46 and still long for my mother at times. The thought: "I want my mommy" has occurred often during my adulthood, certainly more than when I was a child.

I don't know if I'm gratified or mortified to learn that the longing never goes away. Or a little of both... ;)

Posted by: pam at April 29, 2004 12:49 PM
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