When I go home to visit Mom, she always has a vase of fresh lilies sitting on my bedside table to welcome me back to my room.
Even though I know they will be there, without fail, I still get excited to see them when I arrive. They make the room smell delightful (yes, delightful) and familiar, and bring a smile to my face as I roll out of bed.
It’s these little thoughtful things that Mom’s do that really make you feel loved. Couple that with a hug and the weight of the world lifts off of your shoulders, if only for a minute…what a great minute.
Sometimes, when I need a little pick me up, I’ll buy some lilies for my bedroom because I know that’s what Mom would do for me. And in a way, it’s like she’s there offering her support although she’s so far away.
Love you and miss you Mom.