Today is my mother's 89th birthday, a fantastic achievement to say the least! She has been illness free all this time, just plugging away as she does, talking all the time, asking questions, giving her opinion, just like she did when I was a wee lass. I would very much like to take the trip to the Florida Nursing Home where she resides, but the budget says otherwise.
The year 2009 has not been a great one for real estate practioners. Yes, my overhead is low, I am very frugal with my expenses, but should I spend my extra cash to visit a loved one that may not even recognize me?
You all know the answer to that question- yes I should and yes I will!! I will just have to work harder, spend less, and pray for better times in 2010. I want to hug my mom and tell her I love her whether she knows who I am or not, I know who she is, what she has done for me, and that is what matters.
It's too easy to put off doing the important family things with excuses like "I'm too busy at work", or "Gas is too expensive, airfare is too expensive" etc. Let's resolve to make 2010 "Family Before Business Year". Maybe doing that will help disperse the fog that we have been working in.
Mom's longivity is to be celebrated- she is a success- her life is to be celebrated, now, before it is over. We LOVE YOU MOM!!!