Mom’s Choice

Today was my mom’s choice to celebrate Mother’s Day. After church, my son and I made her meal of choice – sloppy joes, coleslaw, baked beans, and fruit salad. To be honest, I have not made sloppy joes in years as I am pretty much obsessed with cooking healthy. I have to say, it was delicious. I guess sometimes you just need a change. My mom really wanted to see the opera Aida, so we got tickets for her, my dad, me, and my son and attended this afternoon. Honestly, I have never been to a live opera, and none of us were quite sure how much we would enjoy it. We planned on reading the plot before hand so we would know what was going on. We got the basic story line, but no details, so when the singing started and the English captions showed up on a screen, we were pretty happy. The orchestra and choir were beautiful and my mom still knew some of them from her piano teaching days. The hero was previously an NFL player who got hurt and was unable to play, so now he’s singing opera. That piqued the attention of my son. The lead soprano’s voice was enthralling. It was so smooth and she had such control between the loud and quiet dynamics. Her emotion really drew me in so that I found myself holding my breath. It was easy to follow the story with the captions and I was glad we didn’t actually know all the details, so we didn’t know how it would end. Afterwards, we all talked about how much we enjoyed it, even though we were uncertain at first. Once we got home, my brothers, sisters, and other son called to wish Happy Mother’s Day. For the past 3 years, I have not had a son around to celebrate with, so I was very happy to have one here this year. It was a great day, and my mom made some wonderful choices.

I Found God today celebrating my mom and her choices.

2 comments on “Mom’s Choice

  1. I was very glad to read this as I have never been to an opera and was not sure I’d like it, even though I was a music minor in college. My dad listened to the Metropolitan opera every Saturday when I was growing up and I was bored.When I went to college I was homesick and turned it on some Saturdays! I wish Bruce and I could have been with you(more reasons than one—-I miss my kids in CO!) Glad you had such a good day.


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