Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A very special gift


For thirty eight years I lived in the same city as my mother. We spent every holiday together and many other days as well. Neither one of us ever imagined what life would bring. Over the past six years we have lived first eight hours away from each other and now several states. When we are afforded the opportunity to be together we try and enjoy every moment. This is exactly what we are doing this week. My mom arrived last Friday afternoon and will be with us until the day after Christmas. I am truly enjoying this very special gift.

8 comments:

Kelly said...

I am so glad you have this precious time. I am very close to my mom,too. With the exception of 2 years away at grad school, I lived within 20 minutes of my mother until 3 years ago. I miss so much having her so close. I cherish the visits we have!

Susanne said...

Enjoy your time with your mother. How precious that you have this Christmas together.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

My mom has lived in Colorado for the last 10 years. I know too well what it's like to have mom for the holidays! We always try to squeeze in as much "girl stuff" as we can get. Have fun with your mom, I know your kids will love having her there!

Heth said...

Soak up every moment! Moms are so special.

T said...

That's is so awesome that you can create memories together this year! Have fun!

Julie Fink said...

How wonderful!

meLanie said...

yah!! josh was guessing she was your mom in church, have so much fun together! merry Christmas to you all!

eph2810 said...

What a precious gift to have to Christmas -- I miss my mom a lot...