Friday, March 1, 2013
"Mom!" - SOLC #1
"Mom, will you please stay in the waiting room? Promise you won't go?"
"Mom, will you make me scrambled eggs and a milkshake with fresh strawberries when we get home?"
"Mom, can you bring me the bag of frozen corn to put on my cheek?"
"Mom, I'm hungry again. Could I have another milkshake?"
"Mom, please come upstairs!! I feel like I'm going to be sick. I feel so nauseous."
"Mom, please don't go. I still don't feel well."
"Mom, is it time for one of my pain medicines or my antibiotics?"
"Mom, what about pieroghis for dinner? They're pretty soft."
"Mom, will you watch a movie with me?"
When both of our daughters lived at home, and requests such as the above seemed to be frequent, there were times I felt annoyed, and tried to instill more independence in both of them. But my youngest was home yesterday for her spring break, and unlike some of her friends who were headed to warmer climates, she came home to have gum surgery. I spent the entire day with her yesterday, just being a mom -- taking her to the procedure and making sure she was cared for all day. And after having both girls gone from our home, I realized how much I loved being a mom and taking care of my babies.
What a joy yesterday was. It made me realize how incredibly fleeting time is, and I held each one of those requests near and dear to my heart because one of my babies needed me. It was made even better last night, when before she went to bed, she said:
"Thanks for taking care of me, Mom."
Thanks to Ruth and Stacey for hosting us again for the Slice of Life Challenge. Head on over there to find out what other "slicers" have to say each and every day. I love hearing the behind scenes thinking and stories from so very many of you. I look forward to being part of the community again this March.
My goal is to write and post every day, but in the spirit of being kind to oneself, I'm also giving myself permission to post at least 5 days a week, depending on what is happening in my life. Happy slicing to all!!
Posted by Karen at 4:36 PM