Mother put her car into reverse in the driveway at her parents' home and watched her parents walk across their porch. "They look suddenly old to me," she said to me in the seat beside her. "Someday you'll suddenly think that of me, and you'll know what I mean," she said. I watch her vitality, energy and strength from her exercise routine and wonder what defines old? Will I know?
Mother was exasperated with me, the stubborn teenager that I was. "You'll never know the patience it takes," she said. "Someday you'll know."
Don't you miss me, I asked my mom, when I went away to college. "It is good to see you launched," she said. "Someday you'll know."
As I drove out from my mother's house, she said how much she appreciated this extended one-on-one time with me now that my own children are out of the house, and said she savors every moment with me. "Someday you'll know," she said.
Once, I don't remember when, she said that I wouldn't understand until I became a mother myself. "Someday you'll know."
Someday is today. Happy Mother's Day!!!