But despite that -What I missed out on most was hugging her at the airport. Finding out highlights of Mom's trip (and lowlights) being the first to hear of her experiences. By the time I get to talk to her, she may have told some stories a thousand times and forget to tell me... thinking she already has.
Mostly I just wanted to be there for her.
I hoped this trip would be insightful and relaxing, I hoped she would come home strong and decisive, I hoped she would have clarity from the ocean air and beauty of the east coast...
I offer you this as a welcome home Mom, the "you're most loved" symbol of Motherhood... Wish I had been there to give it to you in person.