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Your Mother and the Other Woman

Updated on April 5, 2008

I have a dear friend who's Mother had been widowed for around 18 years and she really never complained...but didn't see my friends husband (who was her son) very much...you know he was busy with work and 4 kids and all the things dad's need to do.

Well my friend told her husband one night, to call his mom and take her out to dinner and maybe a good movie and he was very reluctant to call at night cause she was funny about late night calls. Like all of us as we age , think it is gonna be bad news.

But he called after his wife insisted, and asked his mom if she would like to go out to dinner with him, and maybe catch a movie..Her first response was 'What's wrong, are you well? is everything okay'?

He told her he just thought it would be fun to spend some time together.and they set a date for the next Friday evening. She thought about it and then said "I would like that very much".

Friday after work he drove over to pick her up and felt a bit nervous, and as he knocked on the door she was right there with her coat on all ready to go. She was wearing a dress that she wore for special occasions and had curled her hair. She looked like an angel to him. And gave him a very big smile, as she told him her friends were waiting to hear about how the evening went.

Though the restaurant was not elegant it was cozy and nice. She took his arm as if she was the First Lady. They had an agreeable conversation, catching up with recent events and past events with many memories of their lives. They had talked so much they missed the movie.

As they reached her home she told him she would go out with him again but 'only if he would let her invite him.' And he agreed

A few days later his Mother died of a massive heart attack. He was shocked it happened so fast he didn't have a chance to do anything for her.

Sometime later, he received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place they had had their dinner. A note was attached " I paid for two plates--one for you and one for the other woman....your wife. You will never know what that night meant to me...I love you son"

He said at that moment he realized the importance of telling your family 'I Love You' cause it is the time now...not later. You can not put these things off till "some other time"

Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions.

Watch your actions, they become habits.

Watch your habits, they become character.

Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny

one more....

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle"

G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      gamegirl..thank You G-Ma :o) hugs

      rmr..your welcome my dear...am happy that they help and give you goosebumps? just so long as they are good ones..Thank you for being such a nice fan. G-Ma :o) hugs

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      rmr 9 years ago from Livonia, MI

      G-Ma, each of your hubs seems to be more inspiring than the last! This one gave me goosebumps. Thank you for another gem!

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      Kiz 9 years ago from Antioch, TN

      Well, you can copy and paste the hub's URL, like this for my poetry and love index hub: https://hubpages.com/literature/poetryandlovebygam or you can click the "email this page" link at the very very bottom of the page. :D *hugs more* Hope you don't mind my example. :P

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      awww how sweet of you..kust how is that done anyway? G-ma :o) hugs

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      Kiz 9 years ago from Antioch, TN

      *hugs G-Ma* I came back to re-read this, and I'm sending it to my mommy.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      tuuli..Thank you for your nice comment....G-Ma :o) hugs

      mkglenney...Also thanks to you for your comment. seems both are new to me...G-Ma :o) hugs

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      mkglenney 9 years ago

      wonderful story... makes you think of your priorities... thanks for sharing!!

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      tuuli 9 years ago

      wow... what an amazing and encouraging and touching story! I loved it:) Thank you for sharing!!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Froggy..awwww am not wanting to do that I hope they are Happy tears though..Life is tough...my mom looked very poorly today and it sure has me worried.. We had to leave church early...I am Praying very much these days. I guess it helps to write...Thank you for your sweet comments always G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      charlene..I Love You too..though we've never met.. but we have gotten to know each other anyways...You are a sweetie and Thanks for your comments G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Greg Boudonck 9 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

      You brought tears to my eyes G-Ma--Very good hub

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      Charlene Theriault 9 years ago

      HI MERLE:It`S true we never say to much toour family and close one how much we love them.Also you, i love you ,My wtiting pal, Your canadian friend Charlene

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Eileen....You have that one right...I had forgotten it...thanks for the reminder as well as the nice comment....G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Eileen Hughes 9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      That was a really beautiful story. We often mean well but just never do what we think we should. Whats that other saying:

      Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today, as tomorrow may be too late!!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Kat07..thank you for your comment...I shall never forget this story for all my life...It broke me....but not as much as my EX did...G-Ma :o) hugs

      gamegirl..you look so different??? hardly knew you...nice....Yes and my friend is a very loving woman....as we all can be...right? Nice photo..oh yeh I already told you that :o) G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Kiz 9 years ago from Antioch, TN

      This is a very sweet story!

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      Kat07 9 years ago from Tampa

      Love this, G-Ma . . .

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Donna ..Thank you sweetie..and yes it is just so true...we never know...G-Ma :o) hugs

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      donnaleemason 9 years ago from North Dakota, USA

      What a beautiful story and how true.

      Donna