“There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between a mother and a son.” -Anonymous
Right now, I’m in a transitional period in my life. I’m self-employed and following my passion of helping others.
This year I’ve invested much of my money into creating a decent website and other business ventures for iAmGreatness. On top of that, I’m only working 20-25 hours per week in order to devote more time to content creation. All of this combined gives me just enough money to pay my bills and put gas in my car.
Birthday’s Are Important
This year (2017), I didn’t have much money to spend on my mother for her birthday on March 28th. In our family birthday’s are a big deal. As a unit, my mother, three sisters and myself go out to dinner together and there is always a celebratory birthday cake.
Most of the time either my mother will pay or we’ll split it. But on her birthday, everything is on me. This year I wasn’t sure if I could foot the bill.
Currently, I live in Baltimore, Maryland and much of my family still resides in my hometown of Easton, Pennsylvania. Added to the fact that I have to pay for the birthday festivities of five people plus a six hour combined drive to Pennsylvania and back, I didn’t think I had enough money to make it all happen.
So, I thought about doing the unthinkable. About a week ahead of time, I planned to call my mom and tell her I wasn’t going to make it to her birthday celebration this year (Just thinking about it right now makes me emotional).
I knew that this was the best money decision for myself and my business. But was it the best decision for my mom?
I couldn’t make the call.
Go See Your Mother
I wanted to call my mom and say, “We’ll celebrate your birthday next month, mom.” But, You never know when the last time will be the last time. All we have is now. Whatever comes tomorrow I will be ready to handle then.
But if I have an opportunity to spend time with my mother on her birthday, then I’m going to do just that.
The week before March 28th, I made a decision. I’m never again going to miss an opportunity to spend time with my mother. Even though it may have been embarrassing to tell her that I didn’t have the money this year.
I gave her something more valuable, my time. In reality, its all she wants.
I love my mom and thats what truly matters. So, don’t even think about it. Go see your mom. Regardless of everything else, she’ll just be happy to see you.