Mother/daughter outings are a must

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Saturday, my mom and I dropped my sister and nephew off at the airport in New Orleans.
After more than three weeks of having him around, we were both quite sad to see him go. He is at that age where he is learning to speak more, giggles uncontrollably when tickled and freely gives away kisses. He has also learned how to shake his head and say “no” when asked a question. We all find this funny.
After a tearful and hug-filled goodbye, my mom and I made our way back to the car, where the empty car seat awaited us.
We decided to stay in New Orleans for a while and indulged in a little retail therapy.
We laughed as we tried on clothes, swatched makeup and perused the stores.
After shopping, we had lunch and dined on our favorite macaroons for dessert while sipping our favorite coffee.
It was a nice day and had been a while since we spent the day together. As the day progressed, my nephew’s departure stung a bit less and we enjoyed each other’s company.
My mom is my best friend. We talk on the phone every morning before work and she is one of my biggest supporters.
I treasure the time we spend together, no matter what we’re doing.
This weekend, we are going to spend another Saturday together, this time at the Spring Street Festival in Picayune.
Since she is a craft lover, and enjoys these types of activities, she is looking forward to the event.
My dad and I enjoy the movies, so that’s one of the things we enjoy doing together.
My parents are the most important people in my life and I try to spend as much time with them as possible. Do I fail at times? Yes.
But, I’m always thinking of them and calling them. I get picked on by my family members because when they travel to either Gulfport or Slidell I make them call or text when they get there, when they leave and when they get home. If they don’t, I panic and call them about 15 times on each phone until I get an answer. A bit excessive I know, but I’m a worrier.
For many whose parents have passed away, they are left with only memories of time spent. However, memories are great and are perfect things to remember when you’re feeling low.
If your parents are still around, I urge you to plan activities with them, visit them and call them.

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