Well, I didnt. I didn’t call her. IT WAS THE FIRST DAY I DIDN’T CALL HER!!!! The challenge was to call your mother every day until Mother’s Day 2015. For me, there were 152 days until Mother’s Day when I started my challenge. The count may have been different for you. So, I missed a day. I have talked to her more than once on many other days. Not that that counts. I did miss a day. But I’m not quitting. I’m not giving up on the challenge. I’m not giving up on my mother, this blog or this…This commitment.
It was a Friday. The day I didn’t call my mother was a Friday. I almost made it two full weeks. That is 14 days of the challenge. But on this particular Friday the kids once again got out of school for early dismissal because of Christmas break. This time however, I drove my oldest out of town, my middle one needed to be picked up extra early because he could not handle the unstructured end of school environment (he has autism, or Aspergers rather) and my youngest invited her three besties to spend the night with us to watch her dance recital. Just a typical day at the Taylor House.
In the middle of all of that, David took our iphones in to AT&T to be updated and I had no service for a couple of hours…yes, while at the dance recital with four girls. I was stressing. What was that I said yesterday?
Embrace the moments…?!…?!…
I was definitely enjoying all the dancing and all the laughter. Time was flying by. I would not have traded it for the world. As the clock was ticking, I knew that as each minute passed I was missing a chance to talk to my mother before she fell fast asleep for the evening.
I was thankful that I had talked to her only yesterday and that it had not been days or weeks or even months. She knew what the day held for me.
So if you haven’t called your mother today and you aren’t too busy to stop and do so. Do so.