I had lunch with my Mom the other day and she asked me if I was starting to feel any Separation Anxiety. I've really been to busy to delve into any of those feelings, but she said she was feeling it. I lived with my parents for a long time as an adult and it was a tremendous help to me on both occasions, especially as a young single mom. I was able to do some traveling with my son and the financial burden of raising him was not as difficult as it could have been thanks to their help.
The last couple of years living with my parents after losing my house to foreclosure gave me the chance to be of service to them, especially last year when my Dad got sick and then passed away. I know I've been in the right place at the right time most of my life, even when I thought I wanted to be somewhere else. My Mom and I have a much better relationship today because our time together and I believe that distance will only make our hearts grow fonder.
I'm getting her set up with a webcam and Skype this week so we can chat face-2-face often (if I can ever figure out the microphone issues on my end that is). My Mom even said the other night that she's learning what happiness means to her. Just like I know it was right for me to live with her when I did, I also know it's right that we find what makes each of us happy out there on our own now. Everything is falling into place this last week, just like it has since I made the decision to move and I know that the best is yet to come for me and for my Mom.
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