I have a lot of Big Mama stories. As a matter of fact, every time I talk to her, she says something that bears repeating. Her unintentional lessons are to my blog posts what Anna Takle’s…well, what any of Anna’s shenanigans are to my entries.
I called her yesterday after I posted. I didn’t tell her my post was about her. She will find out soon enough by one of you. And, she will tell me, “I heard you’ve been putting me up on that computer!” She will laugh cautiously then ask me to show the post to her.
After our phone conversation, thoughts of her raced into my mind for the rest of the day. Even into the night as I lay in bed rereading yesterday’s blog, my thoughts were of her. How I love being with her and talking to her. And, how I love repeating the things she says to me.
I’m not sure how many more years I have to enjoy this incredible lady. So, I started pondering questions I’ve never asked her. Stories I’ve never heard.
I want to ask them. I want to hear it all. I don’t want to say, “I wish I would have asked her…..”
Of course, she did recently ask me if she could have my “great big colorful painting” should she outlive me. She was serious. I told her yes.
Who do you need to spend more time with in your life? What questions do you want to ask him or her? What stories do you want to hear?
Maybe it’s the person lying next to you right now. Maybe it’s that sweet little girl down the hall from you. The friend who lives two miles from you that you only see or talk to a few times a year.
Maybe it’s the father who shares a very different view of life from you, so you keep your distance from him. Or the sister you’re not close to anymore.
I don’t know. I just know I want to soak up the moments with the people in my life more now than ever. So, if tomorrow never comes, they know. Thank you, Garth Brooks.
And, thank you all for being a part of my life.
Have a great weekend.