Day 303 Question 303:
Who is the most important person in your life?
Today my dad called me and told me that my mother was in the hospital. She had been having some sharp pains in her back near her left shoulder blade. I had to be with her. I stopped trekking on the elliptical and I headed straight for the hospital. My mom had been admitted and all of the tests had come back clear but the doctor wanted to keep her overnight and do a few more in the morning. I love my mom with every part of me. I love my dad more than life itself as well but my mom and I have this connection…this connection that makes her the most important person in my life. I sometimes think about the time I know she will be eventually gone and I can’t help but feel that my entire life is going to fall apart. My mom has been there through everything but it is within this past year or so that we have really been close and I have been able to really understand and value our relationship. I have wanted to give back so much to her to tell her thank you for everything she has ever done for me.
I admit to taking my mom for granted for far too long and I have now seen what a beautiful, wonderful woman she is. I cannot take back the past or relive it but I can make up for it in the here and now. If I leave this life as kind-hearted and warm as my mother is then I will die happy….and I know my mother would be proud. My mother is the most important person in my life because she has (unknowingly) taught me to love those around me and treat them with kindness. She has taught me that speaking out of anger and getting all worked up will never solve anything. My mother is the person that has always given me hope in humankind and if there were more people like her in this world….we would see a much more peaceful world. There is not a single person in this world that knows me the way my mom knows me and I think it is because of this that I fear her departing this life. My mother is my comfort in this life….she is the only person I truly believe when I hear the words “Everything is going to be ok”.
The answer is simple because this wonderful woman gave me life and taught me what love really is.