As I was wrapping up the call and getting ready to hang up, he threw out a question that I didn't really hear at first.
"I'm sorry, sir, what was that?"
"Is your mother still alive?"
"I said is your mother still around?"
"Do me a favor, give her a big hug for me."
I actually choked up a little but after a short breath I told him,
"Yes, sir. I will."
So today and every single day, be very grateful for your mother. Don't take your time together for granted. And it should go without saying that they deserve all of your love and gratitude.
And to my mom, I send you a big hug and I miss you and love you so much...