Today I’m thankful for random conversations with my mom.
Driving back from Rice Lake today I had a blast having a nice long conversation with my mom. Per usual we spent time catching up on what’s going on in our lives, joked around, and just had a fun conversation.
Between the craziness of work and home life these conversations have really dropped off. They used to happen at least twice a week after work and then once a weekend like clockwork. It was great! …And then life hits and I got busy and haven’t called as much.
There’ve been lots of nights and weekends when I’ve been running around and realize it’s been a while since I last called, but before long I convince myself that I’ll call later… And like so many times in life, later happens either never or way later than it was meant to.
That being said, my mom’s never made me feel guilty or given me a hard time about the volume of calls. Every time we hop on the phone it’s just like we’ve been talking our old normal 3 times a week. And it’s a blast!
Today’s call was one of the good old normal long calls, talking about what’s going on with family, a little work, a lot about the boys, her volleyball league, and general joking around. Today’s call left me smiling and realizing that these calls need to be a higher priority in my life.
Who knows how much time we have with any of our loved ones? Maybe I’m just getting old, but I’m realizing more and more that my life is a race against the clock. A race against time and a race against myself to try to have has much time with family and friends as I can – while trying to accomplish as many of my dreams as I can – while still having time to myself to think and be me.
And that’s why I’m thankful for the random conversations with my mom. I always enjoy and appreciate them, love hearing her stories, and get a kick out of hearing her laugh as she remembers things that Nick and I did when I’m sharing stories of what Dominic and Gavin did. And after the conversation I seem to remember the importance of family & connection – to her and to everyone I love and hold dear.