My mom is here. She came.
Her trip wasn’t smooth and, of the three flights she had to take to reach me, the second was cancelled, causing a two day delay, and the third was late.
Arriving on a Monday had it’s complications and I made it to work just to request the day off. She said she would make her way to my house by train but I wanted to make the effort.
We talked on the drive home. A lot. We talked when we made it home. She is worried but I think seeing me like I am now should calm her heart a little.
She still throws in some of the reaffirmation requests even though I asked her to not do it. Still, it could have been worse. I hope they lessen with time.
We also made it to Raven’s guitar recital. I wasn’t planning on going as the school picked a terrible time for working parents to have it but since I had already taken the day off, why not?
Raven was the picture of happiness when she saw grandma. Hopefully this will be a time of healing for the three of us.