Your Mother and the Other Woman
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
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle"
G-Ma :o) hugs