Slice of Life: Day 18
Today I spent the afternoon with my mom to celebrate her birthday. We never get to spend time together just us without the kids. So this was special. What made it even more special was we got to go out and attend a play. Something we love to do and have seen countless over the years, but I couldn’t tell you the last one we saw. We drove together and caught up with one another on the way there even though we talk everyday multiple times during the day. It’s different in person. There’s always more to say, share and laugh about. We parked and had to walk a few blocks. The air was crisp and smelled of spring. The path along the river was quiet. We walked arm in arm listening to the rushing water cascading down the dam. It was a beautiful sight on this sunny day. Something to be enjoyed with someone special. We stopped for a few moments and just listened and watched together.
During the play, despite not being able to talk, it was so nice to have my mom by side enjoying something we love together. It made me think of what it would be like to include my daughter in these outings when she gets older and what special things just the two of us will share. I can only hope I have the same relationship with my daughter as I do with my mom because it is one I cherish and would be lost without. Needless to say, it was a wonderful day just me and my mom!