Monday, February 14, 2011

Multitudes on Monday

Happy Valentines Day to you my readers! Valentines Day isn't one of my favorite days but regardless I do love my husband, my children, my sister and brother in love, and my friends. So in that light, I can wish you all a Happy Valentines Day! Most of you know this already, but for those followers and readers I have picked up by blogging, then let me set it straight for you that I am not a romance killer or anything of the like... actually quite the opposite. My sweetheart would tell you quite the opposite, I am a die-hard romantic and often should be swept away to a much more romantic period in time. That being said, I will tell you that I lost my very best friend and mom on Valentines day.. that was the day she went to heaven to be with the true lover of her soul, Jesus. So you can only imagine that this day has lost its fun and love for me. Among the pain and the sadness though there are blessing to be found and counted and I am happy to be able to share them even though my heart isn't feeling so grateful today.
#18... the sensitive spirits of my son , who cries because his momma is just so sad
#19... warmer temperatures reminding me that a new season is coming soon
#20... longer hours of daylight. Very helpful to someone who suffers from seasonal depression
#21... that I didn't turn to food for my comfort, instead turned to my husband, my friends and my Jesus to carry me through. This is the first time I can say I have done that.
#22... wonderful and vivid memories of my mom.
#23... regardless of the pain, a peace that began the day mom went to be with her Savior to this day, that I will see her again and cannot wait to run into her arms
XOXO - Happy Valentine's Day!


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry! How many years ago did you lose your mom? That would be really, really hard. I've been loving the warm weather too! It's gone away again though, at least for a little while longer. I hope it comes back soon -- for good!

The Johnson Punkin Patch~ said...

This past week was 7 years and I miss her so very much! People tell me all the time I should be better by now, but we were so close and I miss that relationship so very much.
The warmer weather did help but we are back to cold again... at least it is staying lighter longer.. spring IS coming!