ive decided im going home this weekend. kind of strange, considering i was just home for five days this past weekend. but i have a good reason.
over the course of my life i have had many achievements to celebrate- graduations, being hired for a new job, etc. and through all those times my mom has been right there supporting me. but as i think about it, there have been very few achievements that mom has been able to celebrate. i dont mean that in a mean way, she is a very sucessful woman, she co-owns a business, she is still happily married to dad, she is strong and supportive of all her kids, and she is a super fun grandma to jills kids. on saturday she is having an open house for her shop. about a year ago her and the other co-owner decided it was time to stop renting their building, and instead build their own. so they did. they moved into it a couple weeks ago, and now get the chance to proudly show it off to the world.
i told her that i wouldnt be coming, having come down this past weekend and all. but the more i starting thinking about it, the more i realized that this is a truly special event for her. this is an achievement that she is truly proud of, how could i miss out on that?!? so, saturday morning i will be getting up bright and early, driving two hours to celebrate with her, and then driving two hours back home right after. its going to be a pain, but i guess thats what will make the event that much more meaningfull.