Monday, April 28, 2008
This past weekend was my son Sam's college graduation. Here is a photo of Jason, me, and Sam, relaxed after the big event. My mother and her husband were here to help us celebrate and we all had a great time. I am so happy and proud of Sam. Then at midnight last night Jason calls and says he doesn't feel well, and calls again at 7 am, so off I went to MSU to bring him back to Ann Arbor and the hospital. He thought it was a recurrence of an abscess he had a few weeks ago, and so did the drs, so out came his tonsils in a matter of hours. Meanwhile, this is his final week of classes and he has 3 finals he will not be able to take. I am just happy that Sam got to enjoy his special time before this happened with Jason. They are both going to visit my mother in a few weeks, and that will give Jason enough time to heal.
Here's a life lesson I learned from this experience. Last night, after dropping my mother and Irving off at the hotel after dinner, I just said goodbye casually from the car. I assumed I would be picking them up in the morning to go to the airport. But because I had to get Jason, I wasn't able to do that, and so I missed giving them big hugs and saying I love you. For me, the lesson is always give a hug and an I love you regardless. Because my mother lives so far away, I only see her a few times a year, and those hugs really matter.