On the first of May I wrote a post about Mother's Day. Just 11 days later I was on an airplane to see my mother in the Caribbean! I had a 72 hours window to decide on a yes or a no. There was no maybe. Of course I said no. I said, my mother loves me, but she really loves her grand kids too. It's not that I didn't want to see my dear mom, I just hurt for how long she had not seen her grand children. It pains me to see them growing up without her as I grew up without her.
I was encouraged to go and that it would all be okay. One of my biggest fear was traveling all by myself. That would not hold me back. However when I told my mom, she was so excited, I think she even thought that it might not happen.
Just days before, I was writing about seeing my mom. I was praying about seeing my mom and being able to give her a hug, feel her skin, and here we are together. Just like that. There is the miracle.
My husband travels for work and was able to give me his miles to pay for the plane tickets. He only had to pay the tax.
Being with my mom was low key so expenses for food and driving by taxi (Island taxi) was very small.
I didn't get to do all the things I wanted with my mom. But we had enough.
I didn't get to cook for her like I wanted to; make her breakfast and dinner. Or take her to dinner.
While I didn't get her all dolled up and taken out, my mother seems to always be dolled up. She is quite good with fashion and decorating. She has such potential and I wish I could see her talent blossom.
We didn't get to go to the beach and dip our toes. Oh it rained. I think angels were crying :) And the rain made it beautiful to walk down the street as it was no longer so hot!
We did get to talk so much.
We did go window shopping, out to lunch, at some island faves
It was a precious time away with my mother. I got to hug my mom, touch her skin, feel her breath, look into her eyes - the window of her soul, talk with her, laugh with her, cry with her, pray with her, sing with her, see her smile and tears...so many most wonderful and precious things that I pray to do every day.
I have a God who intervenes with miracles and answer prayers. Time is the most precious gift we can give of ourselves and I'm so very blessed and thankful that I had this time with my mom. Just a little time is enough. Enough because it's not wasted but treasured. And always will.
When does such an opportunity happen? I realize the awesome blessing. And it was the most perfect of Mother's Day gift to be with my own mother who I rarely get to see or touch.
I love you ever so much mom.
Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure