Tuesday, September 17, 2013

To Relive A Day With Her

When asked to choose a memory I'd want to relive, the only person I can think of reliving a moment with is my mom. I wouldn't even be picky about which memory, as long as it was with her.


It's weird. Now that she's gone, I miss her during the tiniest moments. Every. Single. Time I am in DSW or TJ Maxx, I lose it. Yep, there's Chelsea the girl with tears in her eyes trying on shoes in the middle of a DSW aisle. And the second I hear a girl in the TJ Maxx fitting room say, "Mom, what do you think about this?" yep, I tear up.

My mom and I didn't talk much about life, love, and the pursuit of happiness. We bonded through running errands together and dancing in the car. Going to Barnes & Noble, grabbing a Starbucks, and browsing the aisles for books was our thing.

So, as much as I'd want to pick the first time we went to Disney World or our annual Virginia Beach vacation or that Christmas that I got my pink Barbie Corvette, I think I'd choose a day of errands with my mom. And then we'd come back home and [just to please her] we'd lie on the couch in the living room while she'd replay that day's episode of Oprah, Dr. Oz, or Dancing with the Stars for me because I "just had" to see it ;) Oh, Mom.

I swear I miss her more as time passes...


7 comments:

Jenn @ What You Make It said...

It sounds like your mom was a special lady. I think I'd miss the "small" things I did with my mom too - when we shop together, watch Food Network, or go out to eat. I'm so sad for your loss, thanks for sharing this post!

Tabitha @ Wandering Java Lover said...

Awww...I totally know what you mean. It is the everyday things that we miss the most. I feel the same way about my mom. I would love to relive any memory with her as well. I didn't use her for this prompt because I wrote my love letter to her the day before and it was an emotional ride that I couldn't do two posts in a row.

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Awe our mom's sound the same that's what I would remember about my mom and the days I would miss the most too.. xo

Nicole Marica said...

i'm so sorry that you lost your mom hun, thanks for sharing your story, i'm sure it wasn't easy

afitlittleone said...

I know I would be doing the same thing. When ever I go shopping, now it's with the boyfriend, I use to do it with my mom, but it's hard to get her out of the house now. I defiantly miss doing things with her. SO much so, that I will go grocery shopping with her, just so I can get time with her.

Natalie Joseph said...

I must be honest, Chelsea, since reading your blog for the last couple months I am more aware of how I need to spend more time with my mom and enjoy because I blessed that she's still around!
Thank you for that reminder.. it means more than I could say

Katie Did What said...

Yes to all of this. You and I are so similar, girl. It's always the little moments that mean the most, as cliche as that may be, it's clich for a reason. Because it's true. And this post is everything I think about all of the time. Thinking of you <3

xo