I grew up a mama's boy. As a kid I found it to be really hard to leave my mom on the most simplest of occasions.  As an adult I find myself worrying about my mom on a daily basis.

My mom and dad were childhood sweethearts. They grew up just down the street from each other. In fact, neither of them could recall a time where they didn't know each other. They were very close.

We're coming up on 4 years since my dad passed away. Naturally she has had a broken heart ever since.

He is pictured below with my 2 oldest sons about a week before he died.

Hot Rod Thompson, Townsquare Media Billings

Mom calls about every other day crying because she misses him so much and it breaks my heart because I feel there is nothing I can say to her or do to make her feel better about things. Heck, I still struggle with the loss of him and probably always will.

She lives in Burley, Idaho and has 2 of my brothers and my 1 sister that live in town near her.

Since my little family and I moved to Billings last summer, it seems her calls have been getting more intense which makes me feel horrible. I feel the need to be there for her more and will be making a trip soon to check on her in person.

The call is becoming more urgent to me because I have been noticing something lately that isn't right.

She keeps calling me asking my why I don't call her...but I do. Other times we will talk multiple times a day and she doesn't remember that we have. In one phone conversation she will ask my the same question multiple times.

I am no doctor but I am very concerned knowing that she is not herself anymore. I just pray that she will be ok.

Have you ever been through this? Especially when your loved one was far away?