Amusement Parks, Mother’s Day and Carpe Diem
WARNING: Emotional post today – be advised…
There are two days out of the year that I do not look forward to. Today (Mother’s Day) is one of them. And it’s certainly not because I hate my Mother. On the contrary – it’s because we lost her.
Some of you know that she passed away from a very aggressive form of Leukemia on August 1st, 2004 (which happens to be the OTHER date on the calendar I’m not fond of).
Yes, the sting does fade over time – but it never truly goes away.
So, while you’re likely to see many “Happy Mother’s Day” posts out there today, I wanted to throw my hat into the ring as well to say, “I love you, Mom. Always and forever.”
And heed my wisdom – even the most inane and seemingly meaningless trip to your local park with your friends and family – can mean everything later on in life. As I always say in my “Lost Parks” presentations to local community groups, “Carpe Diem – sieze the day. You never know when your favorite ride or worse – loved one will no longer be with us.”
Here’s hoping that I make you proud this week, Mom as you look down upon me.