My top contenders are my loyal mom, my bestie sister and partner in crime husband. My husband honestly only wants to join me for the new car or trip to Australia, and we devoted Oprah watchers know that isn’t going to happen again. She would never pull off the same surprise twice.
I would love to share this once in a lifetime experience with my sister. Yet, we already flew to New York for one night to sit in the front row with the ladies of The View. Really could this top skinny Star Jones telling us, “We could take a picture of her and not with her?”
After much deliberation, it has been decided my mother will be my plus one for Oprah’s Farewell Show. Now that I have my own son and daughter, I wonder how I could possibly repay my own mom for countless diaper changes, sleepless nights and the ten plus years of attitude.
I know my mom is thankful for the gift of seeing a hometown icon share her final show of 25 years with 20,000 of her closest fans. Oprah preaches to “live our best life” and be our authentic self. These valid mantras are ones my mother demonstrates to me and I hope to teach my children.
Now I just need to figure out what to wear tonight.