My mom has an important birthday in a few days… and I won’t be in attendance.
My life seems to take twists and turns that most lives don’t. I could have depleted most of my funds and made it home for the big day, but instead I rented a room in Chiang Mai, Thailand and sent her my warmest wishes.
She’s an amazing mother and grandmother. And not too shabby of a traveler. During the trip to South Korea to see me (and then cruise back to Canada), she picked up a few words or Korean, did her best to interact with the locals and won over the students at my old school with Canadian gift bags stuffed with knickknacks and trinkets from Canada.
Plus she became pretty adept with chopsticks.
Happy birthday Mom. Sorry I didn’t make it back, but I know you’ll understand and that you’ll be surrounded by friends, family and most importantly, your grand kids.