This morning I decided that I am going to text my mom every day and tell her what I am thankful for. I figured this would come as no surprise to her, because I've also called her out of the blue with instructions for what to do should she find out I've been in a horrific car accident and also what to do if anything else happens to me where I can't communicate for myself. I need to revamp those plans, because my go-to people now live further away than my parents. CRAP.
Anyway, I didn't tell her I was going to tell her what I was thankful for every day, all I did was send her a text that said:
Today I am thankful for new friends. What you thankful for?
My mom texted me back a few hours later and said:
I am thankful for a good doctor report for your uncle.
This made me happy for so many reasons.
1. The fact that I randomly texted my mom and told her what I was thankful for and she responded back without batting an eyelash.
2. The fact that my uncle received a good doctor report. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer 18 months ago and has been kicking cancer's ass ever since.
3. That my mom is so selfless that she is not thankful for something for herself, but rather something for someone else (and what that means for his family/my 14 and 17 year old cousins).
There are so many things I am thankful for, new friends included, but you know what I realized? I am so thankful for my giving, loving, caring mom.