I went to college in Chicago. Living at home and commuting seemed like a more reasonable idea than moving to the city. At the very least, it saved me quite a bit of money.
Before I left to catch my early morning South Shore train to Chicago from Hegewisch on my first day of classes, my mom jokingly told me I had one opportunity to sleep past my train stop. One chance for her to drive off to wherever it was I had gotten myself stranded to pick me up and bring me home. She'd laugh and remind me of this periodically throughout my four years in college.
Needless to say, I never slept past my stop. I kind of made it my mission. I always woke up by the time the train reached Kensington. By the end of my college career, I told her I was just going to take a joyride out to South Bend and she could meet me there.
The point of this little anecdote is I knew she'd come rescue me. Much like the time she captured a rambunctious cricket under a pot in the kitchen when I was a kid. But that's a different, funnier story for later.
That was my sample for the NWI Communities Mother's Day Contest. To read all the entries, just click the arrow to browse through!
The winner will receive some pretty awesome prizes including two tickets to Fashion on the Shore in St. Joe, Michigan on May 9, a professional photo package with Times photographer Tony Martin along with an oversize glossy canvas print of your favorite image, and at $25 gift certificate for Friday Night Dinners at the Halls of St. George in Schererville.