He walked down the corridor to the room at the end. The door was shut and he softly knocked on it. A distant voice answered, “Just a minute.” Apartment 9 was where his Mother lived. He hadn’t seen her for almost a year as his job had sent him out of state. She didn’t know it was him at the door.
She opened the door with the chain on still and was about to ask who it was when she let out a scream. “Johnny! You’re home!” She shut the door, ripped off the chain and flung open the door. “Why didn’t you call, I would have had dinner ready for you.”
“No Mom, tomorrow is Mother’s Day so I am home to take you out to dinner.”
“You have always been so good to me Johnny. Come in and sit down. How have you been?”
“Wait a minute. We have reservations for 6 o’clock so you need to grab your coat and purse and come with me.”
“Oh, I need to change. I am not dressed for going out.”
“Mom, you look as beautiful as always.”
I hope all you Moms, want to be Moms, and Dad’s who are Moms too, have a wonderful Mother’s Day tomorrow. And a special wish to those without their Moms or children… know this is still a special day of remembrance. HAPPY Mother’s Day!
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – corridor
Back in 1920 a house was built. Around 1962 a newly married couple moved into it. Their family began to grow, and, in a few years, there were four people living there. The kids grew up and moved away. The circle of life touched the family, first with the mother dying and then the father. If you haven’t guessed, this was my parents that bought the house. Now that both my parents are gone my sister and I own the house. She already has a house. My boyfriend and I were renting an apartment. My sister suggested I move back home and just give her money for her half of the house. So, we have been working out the details and payments. It feels good to be home again, but so empty without Mom and Dad here. The house, now being 100 years old, needs lots of work and TLC. It, however, is more than a house. There are so many memories here. I am truly grateful to be home.
Too many white lines
Blur my vision
Coffee is in my veins
As I try to fuel myself
My grip on the wheel
Has become too tight
Traffic is lite at 4 am
Lulling me into weariness
But the highway before me
Is the road back home
Back to you
And much needed peace
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – highway
One of my favorite months is upon us. I love the wonder of the holidays. How it can light up young and old alike. The weather is (usually) starting to change the world white and frosty. And the promise of a new year is just around the corner. This is the final month of my attempt to find the things that make me happy and grateful every day for a year… I have mixed emotions that it will be ending. Please join me these last few days and post your happiness and gratitude in the comments or on your own blog. There is always some good in the day no matter how small.
Next to last day… and as a side note, I may be late on my last post. My daughter will be here for a night of games so it not only is going to be waiting for midnight, but also waiting to see who wins the battle. LOL
Today was bitter cold. The furnace has run almost nonstop and it still feels a bit cooler in here. But that is winter in Iowa. Tomorrow is supposed to be the coldest day with possible record-breaking lows. I am grateful to have the warmth and comfort of a home… I know they said on the news the homeless shelters were full tonight.
I did get to come closer to being caught up with my reading on WordPress. If I make it much later after I post this I hope to read more. I am happy I found the time to read today.
One last call for ideas on what I could do this next year now that my Happy and Grateful is nearly done. I am pretty sure I still want to post nearly every day… I would be lost without my writing. Any ideas?
Ok… time to dim the lights and read myself to sleep. Remember to find you happiness and feel your gratitude. Have a wonderful night/day and PLEASE celebrate New Years Eve smart… don’t drink and drive!
November brings a chill in the air and the start of the holiday gatherings of family and friends. I can’t believe I am down to the last two month of my challenge to find happiness and feel gratitude every day. I hope you join with me in the comments or your own blog in this challenge. No matter how small there is always a little good in even the worst day.
It was a cold day today. Right around the freezing point most of the day with a cold wind blowing. A good day to stay inside. And that is what I did for most of the day. I fought fatigue a good portion of the day and succumbed to two naps. But I was grateful to have a day with not much planned where I could take the naps.
I was feeling a little better than I was last night, but still missing my friend. It is getting close to the holidays and at one time he was going to be here for the holidays, but that changed and I wish I could see him again. I worry I never will see him in person again. As he will not be coming back here and I don’t have the money or energy to travel. I am glad we still keep in touch somewhat through phone and texts.
Tonight’s happy moment … I have a hard time with this one tonight. I am going to go with one I don’t know if I have used before or not. With the upcoming winter they are talking about the homeless and the coming cold…. I am happy to have a roof over my head and I can afford the heat to stay warm. Having known someone who was homeless for a while I know circumstances can come up and it all can vanish too easily.
Now I am going to finish watching the end of the musical Chicago and hope to get to sleep soon after. Please remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude. Have a wonderful night/day.
The month of October is upon us. Fall is in full swing with the leaves gathering on the lawn… maybe a pile or two to run through even. The evenings are getting dark earlier as the days grow shorter. And a few of us look forward to a good scare with Halloween coming this month. Everyday has at least some small portion of good in it. I am looking for that good with this challenge to find my happiness and gratitude every day. Join in with the challenge by commenting or writing your own blog… let’s find some goodness today.
Today was another busy day. I took Dad to his coffee group. I was surprised he was up to going but he did pretty good walking in to the table. Maybe some of the worst pain is past for him now. I can always hope! Then I had to pick up some prescriptions. I have been without my inhaler for a while now because I kept forgetting to call the refill in. I am grateful I am restocked now.
My boyfriend wanted some Mexican food tonight so we went to a local restaurant that is always good. I picked up some food for my Dad and dropped off his dinner. Then was happy to be home where I could put my feet up and relax finally. It seems I have been on the go for a full week now… I am exhausted.
More errands tomorrow so I should post this so I can get some sleep. Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude. Have a good night/day!
The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air. Football games and shorter days fill the weeks. It is September. I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day. Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey. Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post. No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.
Today was a pretty quiet day. I did some computer work, watched a movie with my boyfriend and started some laundry. And that was enough for me to handle for today. The fatigue was trying to bother me again today and I have been pretty down, but I made it through the day.
Nothing big and exciting for the day, but I have to look at the big picture. With so many people effected by the hurricanes, wild fires and earthquakes I am just grateful to have a place to call home today… with power and water that is safe to drink. I have been through flooding and boil warnings for water so I know how precious water can be.
On the same note, I am happy those I know in the areas of the hurricanes and fires are safe. I tend to worry about things like that.
I take a minute to pray that these disasters are contained soon with little injured. Now I need to close my eyes. Find you happiness and feel your gratitude. Have a good night/day!
(just discovered I did not post this last night… hope you all forgive me for being a little late with this post)