Monday, May 14, 2012

" The Call "

My oldest daughter "Ginny" lives in North Carolina and I in Illinois. Despite the miles we always manage to talk three or more times a week.

I'm her company on her way home from work. She usually calls me on her drive home, depending on how late she gets off of work.

One of the "perks" of her job is that she gets to travel. This past Tuesday she flew to Vegas to attend and work at a "Trade Show" I guess you could call it, and was staying at the MGM Grand.
How awesome!

I couldn't remember if she was returning to North Carolina on Thursday or Friday and knew that she would be very busy out there so I didn't call her.

She finally called me on Friday on her way home from the airport. We talked about how the trip went and other less interesting things on my end. I was feeling a bit tired and down during our conversation. Tired from the week itself and down thanks to a sad story I had been reading.

It was a good story but the part I had been reading was about a desperate man getting reading to attempt suicide when his mother appears. His mother who had passed ten years previously.

The story was bringing back a flood of memories of my own mother who passed two and a half years ago. Things you wished you could have or would have said if given one more day.

Back to the call. I can usually tell on the phone when Ginny arrives home. I can hear her car being turned off and her shuffling things to pick up to go into the house. So when I heard these sounds I asked if she was home? She said "You could say that." So told her that I'd let her go and I love her. Before she could respond my dogs started barking wildly.

Not unusual but a nuisance at times. Ginny in turn  told me she loved me and goodbye. Seeing that the dogs weren't going to stop until I got up to see what was going on outside, I obliged the critters and got up to look out the front door.

It was then that I looked out the window, opened my front door and just stood there, speechless, with my hand over my mouth.

This is what I saw...




Ginny !

You may or may not remember, I haven't seen my daughter since last August when I had my knees replaced. Instead of flying from Vegas to North Carolina, she flew into St. Louis.

Happy Mother's Day to me!!!
All I could do was to stand there with my hand over my mouth and cry. Just floods of tears of joy!

I didn't know it yet but this would turn out to be the best Mother's Day weekend that I've ever had to date. 

We had a wonderful time this weekend and there is more to post with lots of photos.

For now however, I am still just enjoying the memory of "The Call."!



Thank you Ginny, you are a blessing to me !!

24 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

That is so cool. What a Mothers Day!

Tamara Swerline said...

Oh Di! I'm crying just reading this! How very wonderful for you and what a wonderful Mother's Day! Hugz!!!

Jackie said...

Di...I think this is one of the best Mother's Day gifts ever. What a sweet and wonderful gift from Ginny to you!!
I, too, cried when I read this. Tears of joy...and tears a Mama understands. Love you, my friend.
Jackie

Need A Latte Mom said...

How wonderful is that, Just so sweet!

Lois Evensen said...

How terrific! That was such a sweet way to be surprised, too! What a wonderful Mothers Day!!!!

My Daughter and I talk while she is driving, too. If we are driving, we can have one car talking to the other car. We both drive Ford Edges with the Sync system which is really terrific. When she is leaving her office late at night, she calls so we can "be there" in case she has problems getting home.

Huge hugs,
Lois

Gail said...

HI DI - oh my, this is the best Mother's Day story, I am so happy for you, for you both.
Love to you and Ginny
Gail
peace.....

Rob-bear said...

That is just so wonderful! What a grand treat for Mothers' Day!

Wanda..... said...

Such a very sweet,loving and fun thing for Ginny to do... surprising you that way, Di!

Erik's RV Blog * said...

How cool is that, sounds like it was an awesome Mothers Day!

Erik

Mamabug said...

Oh Diana how sweet of your daughter to surprise you like that! I was crying too by the end of your post. So glad you had a wonderful visit with her. Hugs!

Lynilu said...

Now, THAT is a fabulous Mother's Day Gift!! Yay, Ginny!!!!!!!

A Lady's Life said...

Oh What a Wonderful surprise!!. I am sure you had a wonderful time reconnecting with your daughter.:)

Ginnie said...

What a sweet post, Diane. I'm so happy for you. Where does your daughter live in North Carolina? It's a big state but if you ever come to visit her I'd love to get together with you. That's one of the perks of blogging and I've met with 3 blogger friends in person over the years. it's great.

Dee said...

YAY.....I got so excited for you reading this....:)

About Last Weekend said...

Hi there, nice to meet you, I came through Rob Bear. What a lovely surprise, you have such a wonderful relationship with your sweet daughter, hope I can have half as good with mine when she's that age (she's only ten now and we clash a lot)

Maria said...

Hi Diana!
While I was reading your post, I was thinking of all the calls Amanda and I have shared while she drives home. I also call my father on my drive home from work every day too. It's the perfect time for me to reach him. He starts cooking his dinner so early and eats before 5:00.
but then...
I got to the surprise ~ and OH WHAT A SURPRISE!!!
That was really great, Diana!
Your joy was coming right through my screen! What a wonderful daughter, and such a thoughtful surprise!
God bless you all, always!
*Maria

L.K. said...

I love the new look!!!
I'm so behind with my reading... I will have to come and read later...
You have a great family, Di... I did miss reading you a lot...
Loads of love,

Lena

Talin's Corner said...

What a great Mother's Day surprise! Lucky you.

Joy said...

Oh, Diana, I LOVE IT!!! What a FANTASIC story. What a memory, what a daughter! So happy for you!

Diana, I apologize for not leaving comments for so long. I've been so busy with our packing and moving, it's been crazy. You've been so faithful to keep leaving comments and I thank you for that.

Having grown up in St.Louis, I am wondering where you live, but you don't have to tell me. I imagine I might know where you are located. No matter.

I did something similar to what your daughter did. I and my children travled out of state over the kid's Christmas vacation to see my parents. I called my mom from my brother's house in the same town, acting like I was in St.Louis, and then, we all went over to her house and surprised her. It was fun.

Hope your knees are doing well---

The Silver Bunny said...

What a beautiful story ; you are a lucky Mum !

Rebecca said...

I'm just NOW reading this....a little late, huh?! What a great post!

Now to figure out why I'm not getting notification that you've posted something new...

Tranquility Speaks said...

That was so very sweet :) You and Ginny look fabulous! She sure is lucky to have stayed at the MGM Grand :D Glad she made your day and how!

Sandi said...

Oh Diana, I can hardly see to write through my tears. What a lovely, lovely surprise! That Ginny is one doll! I feel so bad that I didn't get around to checking more posts last week! I'm slowing down considerably.

I just love stories like this. I had the same feeling, as I already wrote, when Jessica came home, even though I knew she was coming. It's just so great to have your kids with you on Mother's Day, and we all know that!

Loving hugs to you!!

Ginny said...

I loved surprising you, mom! Glad we could spend Mother's Day weekend together. I love you!!!