I think Kurt Vonnegut was actually talking about my mom

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were big things.” – Kurt Vonnegut

I read this quote yesterday and thought about my mom rocking me to sleep at 2 a.m. when I was a little kid and suffered from another puke-inducing migraine. I thought about my mom forgoing work opportunities when I was in high school so that she could be there when I got home from school. I thought about my mom coming over to my house late one evening a few years ago. I sat at her feet, my head resting on her knee. She gently stroked my hair and told me everything was going to be all right, even though I’d accidentally cut my hand really badly the day before and was buried in unending graduate school work.

Thanks mom for all the little things that are actually pretty big things. I love you.


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