Mother’s Day

This picture of my mom was taken about two years ago, I believe. She was still able to enjoy being out and about, and it’s the way I like to remember her. She went home to heaven last year in July. This is the first Mother’s Day in a very long time that I won’t be calling, sending a gift, or contacting her in any other way. I’m not being maudlin here. I would never wish her back. She’s where she wanted to be, and we’ll see her again. It’s just very strange not to have a mom on Mother’s Day for the first time in my nearly 66 years. Her birthday is on May 16. She would have been 88. Today I’ve been thinking a lot about how short our time on earth is, and how often we let the days and years drift by without making them count for God. Life is surely just a vapor, and you realize that the closer you get to heaven yourself.

So, Mom, even though you’re not here, I’m still wishing you a wonderful, heavenly Mother’s Day in my heart. Can’t imagine what the celebration will be like in heaven!

Photo: This picture of my mom was taken about two years ago, I believe.  She was still able to enjoy being out and about, and it's the way I like to remember her.  She went home to heaven last year in July. This is the first Mother's Day in a very long time that I won't be calling, sending a gift, or contacting her in any other way.  I'm not being maudlin here.  I would never wish her back.  She's where she wanted to be, and we'll see her again.  It's just very strange not to have a mom on Mother's Day for the first time in my nearly 66  years. Her birthday is on May 16. She would have been 88. Today I've been thinking a lot about how short our time on earth is, and how often we let the days and years drift by without making them count for God.  Life is surely just a vapor, and you realize that the closer you get to heaven yourself.  </p> <p>So, Mom, even though you're not here, I'm still wishing you a wonderful, heavenly Mother's Day in my heart.  Can't imagine what the celebration will be like in heaven!

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7 thoughts on “Mother’s Day

  1. Mothers leave an indelible place in our hearts and lives. I can only hope to leave a small notch in the lives of each of my children and grandchildren. We celebrated last week, as we do every year, my birthday and mothers day at the same time.

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  2. Wow, my heart is thinking just as your words above describe, Linda. My momma went to be with Jesus last June. She had complications with what was supposed to be minor surgery. She was in rehab last Mother’s Day, and we baked a cake, took a guitar and sang her favorite hymns for her. She was home for a couple of weeks then back in the hospital, turned septic and passed on June 24. Though my heart aches at not being able to make that Mother’s Day phone call, I ask Jesus to tell her hi and I love her for me. Thanks for sharing.

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