Shout out to the good Moms out there.
Today I received a text from my mother asking if I wanted to join her for lunch. Seeing that text made me ecstatic because A) I got to see my Mom in between my work day and B) I got to have a FREE lunch. She texted me asking if I needed anything from home and it took me a few minutes to think if I did. Ah! I remembered talking to a coworker and asking him about the longboard next to his desk. I asked him if he rode it into work and he replied “Yeah, I ride it to everyday to and from Penn Station.” I admired his response and it made me think about the 20 minute walk I have to make every morning and afternoon between Grand Central and my jobsite. For some reason I remembered what he had said and I asked my Mom to bring my old longboard into the city if it was possible. I used to ride that thing all the time over my high school summers, it was a blast. Anyway, at 12:30 I made my way to Le Pain Quotidien the place we had picked for lunch. The weather was exceptional. I saw my mom sitting outside and greeted her with a great hug. We sat and talked about my two siblings and how things are going. I have two sisters Emma and Libby. Libby is finishing her first year of high school and Emma just finished her Junior year of college. My mom and I conversed and we shared a really nice time together. It feels special to meet loved ones in the city for some reason. Just picking a spot and meeting up in a massive city adds a unique level of gratefulness over the time spent together. She told me to look under the table and to my surprise the longboard was there lying on its side. I smiled and thanked her. As we hugged goodbye she pulled out a container of cookies she made for me.
I’m so fortunate to have someone like my mom in my life. If you feel the same way about your parents or close ones, let them know. People care about us far more than we can imagine.