My mother just passed away, and it absolutely crushed me.
I can’t believe that when I try to call my mom next, she won’t be answering.
All of those times that I decided not to listen when my mom was talking have caused me to think back with regret. I wish that I would have spent more time with my mom. There were so many things that she did for me that I have literally never even thought about until now. One of those things had to do with the heating system in our car. We lived in the North, and the temperatures in the North got very cold during the winter. Thankfully, we had a good heating system in our house, and we never had to worry about being cold while we were in the house with the furnace running. However, I rode the school bus to school. During the winter, we never knew when the bus would be here, so we would have to wait outside for 10-20 minutes for the bus to come. While outside, it was very cold. However, I remember that my mom would turn on the car and turn on the heating system in the car. She would let the heating system warm up in the car before I needed to start standing outside. Every morning, she would walk out to the car with me and wait for the school bus. I was never cold with the heating system running, and I remember talking with her and spending time with her. She wasted a ton of gas just to use that heating system, but she did it because she loved me. I sure do miss her.