Go Ask Mom

Go Ask Mom

Lynda Loveland: Don't go Mom!

Posted October 19, 2011

Lynda Loveland

My mom still lives in Missouri, but she comes to visit pretty often. She just left a couple of days ago after being here for nearly six weeks.

I realize there are people who would think, “Holy cow SIX weeks! Yikes!” But my mom is very low maintenance and most importantly, I love having her here.

I’ve always been very close to my mom. Maybe part of it is because I’m the baby of the family. I don’t know. I feel a very close bond between us. She’s always been there when I needed her. The perfect shoulder to cry on.

I always dread when it’s time for her to leave. Carys and I took her to the airport. Mom wanted to be dropped off to make things easier. Heck I even cry when she’s arriving!

Well anyway, Carys really wanted to go inside with her. So we did. Then she wanted to simply “buy tickets” so we could go through security with her. I didn’t agree to that one. We waited by security until she went through. I’m holding Carys. Her big brown eyes fill with tears. So do mine. I have a really hard time holding back. What a sight we were. I start thinking how fast time goes by and how important it is to maximize and live every moment. I swear the security guard standing near us even wiped his eyes.

Boy, I hate to see her go. Life’s too short.

I love you Mom.

Lynda is the mom of three kids and co-host of Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM's Bill & Lynda in the Morning. Find her here on Thursdays.


Please with your account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • grichardson05 Oct 21, 2011

    Brings back memories. I'm the eldest of five kids, the only boy. I have a memory of my mom referring to me as her "baby boy" to the ICU nurse the last day I was able to converse with her. Was always that way, WLL always be that way. It's been 14 years, and I still miss her. Enjoy all the time you can with your mom while you can. Thanks for triggering the memory.

  • BuglessDuster Oct 21, 2011

    I couldn't take six days with my Mom. She'd try to rearrange my whole house and control every aspect of my life. It's awesome that you have that kind of relationship with your mother.

  • Zelda Oct 20, 2011

    How wonderful for all of you. Thanks for sharing.

  • cmk617 Oct 20, 2011

    I can so empathize with you. We have a finite amount of time on this earth, so it is so important to make memories together. My mom lives out of state too, and I am always weepy whenever we part. I wish I could rewind to when I was younger and appreciate her more. I never fully understood all she did for me until I had my own children.

  • Glass Half Full Oct 20, 2011

    I hope everyone who reads this takes your advice. Moms are a special gift. I treasure mine. Now I gotta quit crying!

  • j-lo93 Oct 20, 2011

    ok- now i'm crying. so very true~ treasure every moment.

  • dkdwill Oct 20, 2011

    Lynda, write someting funny next made me cry today...

  • grannybam07 Oct 20, 2011

    I'm the baby with a mom that lives several states away and so understand how difficult it is. We are both fortunate to still have our mothers and smart enough to treasure the time we spend with them. Make memories as often as you can, one day they will be even more priceless than they are today.

    So enjoy reading your blogs because they make me laugh, but this one brought tears.

  • hodgesfour Oct 20, 2011

    You made me cry this morning. I love my mom and although, she is only 3 1/2 hours away, it still feels like she is a million miles away. It is such a special bond that we share. I wish we were closer so I could see her anytime I want to instead of just being able to talk to her.

  • allisonpayne Oct 20, 2011

    Beautiful. You are fortunate is many ways.