Thursday, October 18, 2007
I Miss You Mom!!
Two years ago on this morning, I received a phone call that would change my life. It was my Dad telling me that my Mom woke up in heaven that morning. She had gone to bed totally healthy as far as we knew. God called her home.
It has been a long two years. I never realized how much you can miss someone. I never knew how grief can attack you out of nowhere and hit you like a tidal wave. God has been very faithful and carried us through this time. He has used it in my life to make me realize that we never know when anyone is going to be gone. We are not promised our next breath. Last week a Sister-in-law on Michael's side lost her Dad and yesterday a Sister-in-law of mine lost her Dad.
Take time to tell those around you that you love them. Go and see your parents or your siblings. Send them notes and cards or emails. Keep in touch. Don't have regrets. If you are at odds with someone, swallow your pride and go and make it right. Life is too short. I am glad that when I think of my Mom, I have not regrets. I miss her like crazy. She had the softest skin and always smelled so good. You have treasures all around you. Don't wait until they are gone to realize what a treasure you had.
The last picture up above is of my Mom holding me at 11 days old. I treasure it.