It's the 29th day of the March Slice of Life Challenge. 31 days of writing. Thanks to the amazing Two Writing Teachers team for all of their support in this event.
There were hellos, hugs, and laughter as they came up the stairs and entered the apartment. "Here are some cookies for the drive home," my mom said handing me a big bag of chocolate chip cookies risen to perfection. I eyed the mountains of sweetness and thanked her, doubting these cookies would make it that long.
Jerry sat down to chat with us on the couch as Mom went into Cortney's kitchen with her cooler. She began to unpack its contents. She had individually wrapped cookies for her, as well as chili and stuffed peppers for her freezer. "Why don't I get these kind of care packages when you visit me?" I joked.
This is my mom. She's always doing things to make everyone happy. If you're going to visit her house, you can expect warm cookies upon your arrival. If she's coming to see us, her bag is always packed with some interesting little this or that she saw and knew would be perfect for us. She Facetimes with my youngest niece. Plays games with the kids. Endlessly cheers all of us on in life. She worries more than she should, but always with the best of intentions. If you need an ear, call mom. If you need advice, call mom. If you just want to chat, call mom.
Since it was her birthday weekend, we wanted to take her out for dinner. We jumped into the car and headed to a local Mexican restaurant. We caught up on all of the latest over enchiladas and rice, nachos and salsa. Our time together flew and soon they needed to begin the drive back home. We were sad to see them go, but glad they were able to sneak in a little time for a visit.
Happy birthday, Mom!
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