I love my Mom.
As a parent I find myself thinking about about what a lousy child I was. I live in the present. And don’t dwell on my mischievous past. When with Mom though I think about the fact that I could have been a better son.
She is 84 now of which I caused some anguish for some 10 or 12 or more years. Some of her wrinkles have my name on them. Though at 84 I think she is beautiful. Her eyes still have fire in them. Today when I “told” her I wanted a picture of her she shook her fist at me and said “I am still your Mother I will decide”. She loves me. I got the photo. I sit here with tears in my eyes hoping I can visit her and hold her for some time still. A little selfish on my part. She tells me often (speaking of my father) “jim, I can hardly wait to get that great big man’s arms around me again”. It will be 10 years next month since Mom hugged Dad. My Mom is a GRAND LADY. When she does eventually graduate from earth I will miss her. Thankfully today she allowed me to capture a moment of her beauty…..
This little guy loves my mom too. He takes care of her. Keeps her company. He loves it when I stop by. I give the best belly rubs