This will basically be two posts in one but today has been an eventful day so it applies.
I brought my mom to the airport at 5am this morning after a visit of about two weeks. There is nothing like having your mom around. It provides an unexplainable level of comfort and peace. There is no one on this earth that compares to your mom. When you’re sad, hurt, happy, crying, laughing; you can always go to your her. She accepts you, comforts you and loves you no matter what. My mom is all of this and more. She spent an enormous amount of hours in my house painting, plastering, scraping, sanding, moving and fixing. She did more work on my house in two weeks than I would have been able to do in two years. I am so blessed to have such a loving, caring, helpful and talented mom.
After dropping my mom off at the airport, it was a rush home to get kids off to the first day of school. For most moms the school year is much easier, but for me that is not the case. Because I’m a working mom, it means getting up earlier, staying up later, helping with homework and making lunches. As my kids get older, things do get easier. In a little over a month, my oldest will be able to get her license. As much as that scares me to death, it is also a bit of a relief because she can drive to school and drive my son and herself to all activities. My oldest started her junior year and my youngest started 7th grade today. Man, how time flies!