Having Trouble Calling My Mom. Eeek! What Do I Say?
My birthday was at the end of August. My Mother lives rather far away, so she mailed me my birthday present. It was an absolutely lovely present, and I should have called her right away to thank her...but I didn't. She sent me an email at the end of September, because she was worried I didn't get the gift. I still didn't call her. She called and left a message on my phone last week, and she sounded very hurt. I still haven't called her. I've thought about it everyday since my birthday, but I haven't done it. At first it was just procrastination, me putting it off until a more "convenient" time, but now it's just fear. I mean, what can I possibly say to her that would make it okay that I never just simply picked up the phone and said thanks? I feel so terrible, and I have no idea what to say to her when I do call her. It is really stressing me out, and getting in the way of me trying to accomplish the other things I need to get done. I don't feel like I can call her unless I have something planned to say, some sort of excuse or apology that isn't going to hurt her feelings, but I've got nothing. Any help?