“What’s happenin’ Mom”, the customary greeting from a son’s Sunday morning call.
“Oh, not much”, my customary response ……when I don’t really want to talk about what is going on ….when I don’t want to verbalize the “what’s happenin” because there’s more than I can handle.
When he mentions he and the brothers and the families want to spend time with “you and Dad”, my heart sinks a little. I can’t handle one more thing. Guilt hammers me for such a thought. I compound the negative by unloading some woe.
There is NOTHING I want more than time with them.
I call him back to apologize …and get his voice mail. I worry. Of all the people to dump on he’s the last one who needs it. Then relief to see his incoming call.
“Hey, Mom! Here’s the plan…you and Dad…2 pm…be there!”
So we are there …..welcomed to a cheerful gathering place ….. to delectable food …. to most excellant grill skillz …. to great conversation. We enjoy grandchildren and laughter and precious moments that are not to be wasted.
And I realize again how blessed we are.
I hope I remember better next time.
“so that by God’s will I may come to you with joy and be refreshed in your company” Romans 15:32
I was refreshed ……..