By Glenda Wise
One moment your biggest concern is checking off your to-do list to get things perfect for a graduation party and suddenly your whole world is turned upside down and you’re planning your mom’s funeral.
As many of you are aware, my mom passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 16.
I had just spoken with her on the phone an hour and a half before about the plans for the weekend graduation party.
It still seems a bit surreal and hard to process. Honestly, I am just taking it day-by-day, which is very out of character for me, because I’m a planner by nature. I like to make a to-do list and check things off. That is how I get things done. My mom was the same. I found her to-do list from that fateful day and she had managed to check off everything she had planned for that day. It doesn’t seem fair. Life is not fair. I know I have been blessed far more than many for having my mom 47 years, but it doesn’t make it any easier.
It doesn’t feel right to just go about my business, writing a decorating column. My heart is still hurting. I will just offer you some advice. Life is short. Call your mom or whomever else is important to you. Take the time to have coffee with someone. Send a simple card to let someone know how much he or she means to you. You see this past Mother’s Day I had sent my mom a special card with a very personal message of things I felt like I needed to say to her.
I had a feeling of urgency that I needed to do it, so I did. Looking back on it, I know that was God pushing me and telling me to do it. I am every so thankful that I listened. So, if there is something you feel in your heart you need to do or say to someone, do it. Do not wait for just the right time, do it now.
I want to thank everyone for their kind words and prayers during this difficult time. They really have been comforting to know there are so many that care. They are all appreciated and I am grateful for them.