Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

mommmm-1-1.jpg I MISS MY MOM image by JKLINE79

Five years ago today my mom was taken from this earth of pain and heartache to go and live with her heavenly Father. Every day I miss her more than I ever thought possible. She was truly my best friend and genuinly loved me unconditionally. What a treasure she was to me, Frank,  and to our children. I was the baby of the family so we had lots of time together, just her and I, after all the kids were gone from the house and we had a special bond that will never be replaced. There is a part of me that is grateful that she is being spared from some of the pain that is here on this earth. I knew her too well to know that some of the choices that people in her life are now making would simply destroy here and there could lie some of the reason that God took her home to be with Him, to spare her of any more pain from these people here. Who knows the reasons, other than the Almighty?! She is thrilled to be in the presence of her Jesus, I know this without one doubt. And as I get older and I see more about what is here on this earth for me, I see the increased joy of the thought of being in God's presence.  How nice to have something like that to look forward to!
Mom, today more than others, we miss you oh so much. I miss the calls, and the visiting, how you made every day a special day with unexpected cards and notes, just to tell me you love me and how proud you are of me. To just get one more of those, would be an irreplaceable gift. For now, I treasure the box of cards, notes, and pictures that we have of you with the kids, that I did keep and take them out and share them with your grandchildren from time to time and they really love them, so thank you again! Happy Valentine's Day mom, may you have the love of Jesus all around you on this day, and know that I will see you one day too and wrap my arms around you!


KRoderick said...

Your moms love captured so many of us and she is missed every day. Hugs to you and your family and know that I think of her too and miss her. She continues to watch you, be proud of you and love you.

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Empress Barb said...

You are a gift to us all, from your mom!