Happy Mother’s Day?

So here, on the eve of Mother’s day,  I find myself sitting at my mother’s bed side. Her breathing is heavy and laboured but she is so peaceful. She looks beautiful. Her skin is amazing. I can’t believe I didn’t inherit that beautiful skin. My sister got that skin. Gosh, I hope she gets here in time.

My mind wanders. My mother has had the most amazing life. Full. Full to the brim of love, laughter, giving, loss and tragedy. Looking at her now I can’t believe I will never have the joy of one more conversation with her. I will never hear that naughty laugh again.

But you know what? It is OK. We have made the most. That ache in my chest will lessen with time. The pain of loss will gradually be overcome by awesome memories of an incredible woman; a strong and passionate woman who through caring so much for others taught me to care; taught me to care enough about every individual that crosses my path.

I think of all those women I have come to know and love over the years that have lost a child. I am so sad to be losing my mom at this time, but she has lived a life few people could jam into 70 short years.

Tonight I am grateful for the time, for the love, for the memories and find myself saying a prayer for all of those women who have a constant ache in their chest.

Happy Mother’s day……


3 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day?

  1. A truly wonderful Mother and friend, who will always be admired and missed by all who knew her, of that I’m sure. May the loving arms of Jesus enfold her and continue to bring her the peace she so richly deserves. The Best is still to come, Margaret. X

  2. What beautiful and poignant and brave words Julia. I never met your Mum but I did meet you and know from who you are that she must have been amazing to bring up a daughter so passionate about reaching out with love and compassion. May she rest in peace and may you know hope and comfort as you grieve. xxxx

  3. Dear Annalinda & Julia…..Last night when I received the message that your mom had passed away on Mothers Day my heart ached so badly for the two of you because I lost my father on Fathers day and so I feel your pain….It is a pain that never goes away but having said that it is also a HUGE comfort to know where your mom is and that she is well once more and full of the joys of life in eternity….she lived a wonderful life and she will be richly rewarded in heaven , I have no doubt about that at all, and one day in the not too distant future we will all be together again, happy in the glorious company of God our Father in heaven and all that is good and happy and peaceful……Lots of ((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))) Heather and Glenham Hamblin

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