The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.
— Henry Ward Beecher
Wednesday has been dubbed Book of Mom. What we talk about Wednesdays can and will be anything your mom might have passed down to you. Advice? Absolutely. Recipes? Sure. Thoughts on an issue? You bet. Party planning tips? Why not! Maybe I’ll even throw in a personal anecdote from my Life as Mom.
For tonight, the first post from the Book of Mom is a brief thought. And it’s something I took from a conversation with a man whose wife had a heart attack last year and then another recent episode. These people were completely blindsided as she’s 95 pounds and in better shape than most of us.
So after the testing was done following the most recent episode, this woman sat her husband down, told him how much she loved him, and made sure he knew what he has meant to her. She didn’t want to leave anything unsaid.
Bill’s wife had it right.
Today’s chapter in the Book of Mom reads something like this, “Say what needs to be said. Say it now. If we’re not guaranteed the next minute, why presume we’ll have tomorrow to share our hearts with our loved ones?”