a group of us went to City Hall, since we hadn’t in a week. Sitting on the steps, we started just talking. Then a question came up. The question was as follows: If you could do one thing, and get away with it, what you do?
Most people said rob a bank, or go on a date with some movie star. Others made jokes about getting a friend laid. Then the ball got put in my court.
I had thought about the obvious “get money, pay my tuition in Benjamin’s” answer. But then I realized that wasn’t really what I wanted to do. What I would do? If I’m ever able to do it and get away with it, regardless of variables such as my own money or unknown sources of cash? Pay off all of my mom’s debt, and allow her to have a happy life, because she deserves it. A few people laughed. One person (the only girl with us) hugged me twice. I don’t know if any of them really believed me. But it’s true. If I could do one thing and get away with it, I would do what my mother would do for me if she could. I didn’t have the best childhood. Hell, I haven’t had the best life in general. But my mom did the best she could, given the circumstances. And being able to make her happy is something I’ve always driven myself towards.
It may not happen tonight. It sure as hell won’t happen tomorrow. But one day it will, mom. Just stay strong, and I’ll do what little I can until I can make it all better. No matter what happens, with Brian, the kids, Hell even me, I’ll always be there to help.
I love you, mom.