I love it when “not-so-random” moments come across my path.
I have been experiencing some deep grief moments about my mom lately as her birthday is tomorrow. She would have been 80 years young this year. Man, she was epic. Did you know that six months before she died she was on a cycling tour in Mallorca riding more than 90 kilometres each day? Did you know that I never cycled long distances with my mom? I took up cycling about two years after she died.
One of the best memories involving my mom was when I was playing in the backyard with our three boys, all under the age of 4. My mom came through the side gate all sweaty and red-faced pulling in her bike beside her. She say, “Hi, I just popped in for some water!” I asked her where she rode today. She stated that she had just ridden to Enderby and back, a mere 70 kilometres (@44 miles) and then went into the house to get some water. She was always doing crazy things like that that seemed like a walk in the park to her. My mom was an exceptional athlete, teacher, friend, mom and so humble too!
Back to the reason for this post: My “not-so random” moment this week was when I stumbled across this article about a daughter who lost her mom and the five questions that she would have liked to ask her.
I have been pondering my own five questions and here they are:
- What legacy/memories/values do you want to leave for your grandsons and great-grandchildren? (We will always talk about you Super Nana!)
- What did your body go through as you moved through menopause?
- Are you afraid to die? What are your thoughts on dying?
- What parenting advice would you give me as I move through the different ages and stages with the boys?
- What are some of your best memories as a child, other than Jimmy the horse?
And that’s all folks. Be sure to hug those people you love and ask the questions that are on your own heart to the people that matter most.
Have an epic Wednesday and love what you do.