How a visit with my parents led to quality mother-daughter time

The day started with a phone call from my mother. She was preparing to head this way. She wanted to inform me the plan was to go to thrift stores so she asked me where to go so we could meet up at a Good Will.

After she got off the phone I got ready. I did my hair and makeup. Then I got dressed. I drove the long way to the Good Will I had instructed my parents towards. I was going to meet them there. Once they arrived we hugged then went inside. Mom helped me pick out a few blouses for work. I went to the dressing room to try them on and then we chatted about life and things.

We then drove to a second thrift store where she bought me 4 more blouses as well as a new hat! I was quite happy spending the morning with my parents. We then got lunch at a restaurant nearby. They ordered chicken sandwiches and I had a cheeseburger. It was pretty good although the service was not great.

They told me about their recent trip to Kansas to visit with my uncles. It had been several years since they last saw my one uncle so they were quite pleased getting to see him. Mom told me all the things she had done on her vacation while telling me more about her work. I then told her all about my new job I am starting on Monday.

After lunch we said our goodbyes, hugged and parted ways. I then drove home, with a few happy tears rolling down my cheek as I made my way home. Overall it was a pretty good day. I love spending time with my mom. We had some fun mother-daughter time despite her protests to that end. It was a blast. It made me realize the relationship I have with my parents was as good as it was ever going to get. I am okay with that. I am just happy they are still in my life.

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Stephanie Bri

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