I hadn’t seen my mom in years. I had moved overseas with my husband, and I really missed getting to be around my mom anytime that I wanted to. So, I bought her a plane ticket and asked her to come see me. When she arrived, she had beautifully polished nails that I commented on, and she asked where she could take me for gel manicure in Singapore that day. Gel polish is a special polish that is cured with a light, and the polish will stay on your nails for many weeks. I thought that sounded like a great idea, and I missed doing these things with my mom on a daily basis.
I was a bit of a late bloomer because I didn’t move out of my mom’s house until I was 26. It seemed like all my friends could not wait to move out of their parent’s homes. I just didn’t feel that desperate. I didn’t graduate from college until I was 24, and mom was happy with me staying with her while I figured out what to do with the rest of my life. Then, I met my future husband. We dated while I was still living at home, and after we married, he was suddenly told of a great job position overseas. He accepted, and off we went to our new lives. Everything has been such a whirlwind since I had left home.
When mom came out to visit me, I made her promise that we would do as many things as possible together. I knew that it would be a long time before we would see each other again. She had never been so far away from her home before, and I was so excited to show her what my life had been like since being away from her. After our manicures, we went out to dinner so that she could try the local cuisine. The next day we went to a spa, and then explored the city together.