TIMES THAT I, AS A GROWN PERSON WITH CHILDREN OF MY OWN, WANT MY MOMMY

1200 miles is a long way when you're...
  1. ...sick
    My mom is the best at making me feel better (sorry husband of almost a decade and father of more than three times that duration)
  2. ...taking care of a sick kid
    My mom is really reassuring and empathetic. She's also seen more than I have—my sister and I are proof of her skills. The only way it could get better was if she had a medical degree of some sort.
  3. ...angry/anxious
    Moms are their children's emotional insinkerators. And I now see that it starts earlier than I can probably remember.
  4. ...sad
    No amount of FaceTime beats a real-life hug
  5. In conclusion I love my mom.
    Can't wait until she and my dad visit this summer.