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A Mother’s Love!

When I think of Mother’s Day, I can not help but to think of my own mother. It has been 35 years since I last my eyes upon her. It was the most beautiful, breathing sight I have ever seen. It was as though I had walked into a room where an angel was laying with a glow around her like no other! I knew then that her soul was in the perfect place of peace, the place where we call heaven. The smile that was on her face and the halo that shined so brightly around her head assured me that she was in the presence of the Lord.

What a wonderful place to be, I cried. She endured so much pain and sorrow on this earth, but her face showed me of the beautiful place of serenity that she had come upon and I had no need to be sad or cry because all of her worries was over. At the age of 48 My Dearest Mother Ruth earthly life had come to an abrupt end as she took her final breath.

Words can not express how much I deeply miss her and wish that she was still here with me each and every day. Life can be so unfair at times especially for a 24 year old young adult who’s womanhood was just getting started and needing the care and advice from her own mother. Nevertheless, life goes on and God has a plan for each one of our lives no matter how long or short the stay. The most important thing is what we do with the time we are allotted. Everyone is given the same twenty-four hours in a day and what we choose to do with it is totally and completely up to us.

I Thank God Daily for My Mother and the special times we shared during her short stay here. Looking back and wishing that I had spent more time with her and doing more of the things we love to do together. However, the precious gift of herself she so unselfishly gave me and my siblings made me feel as though I was an only child. But only God knows how to fill the voids in ones life by sending others with helping hands, words of encouragements, hugs and expressions of Love on those difficult and unbearable days. Nothing or no one could or would ever take the place of a Mother’s Love, but only God know how to embrace a daughter’s hurting heart.

The one thing that I can truly share, is that if you are Blessed to still have your Mother with you, Embrace Her Essence ever so thigh! Remind her daily of the love you have for her and how precious she is. Do fun things together and don’t forget to laugh at the silly things, “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff,” because you will never know what day will be her last. Talk, communicate and get to know and understand her more. My father taught me that communication and understanding are two of the greatest things in the world, remember, she deserves the very best you have to offer her in every possible way.

Before closing, I would like to share one of my mother’s favorite songs I use to hear her sing around the house during this time of the year.

M for the Many things She gave me

O means only that she’s growing Old

T is for the many Tears she shed for me

H is for her Heart of purest Gold

E is for the Everlasting Love she gave me

R means that she’s Right and Right she’ll always be

Put them all together–they spells MOTHER–a word that means the World to Me!

Happy Mother’s Day to All The Special Mother’s!

Author of Battle Scars of Emotions~
Divine Healing from the Scars of Life

Out of the Mouths of Babes~My Heart Rejoice!

Waking up with my grand-nephew on my mind because it was his seventh birthday, who also happens to be my god son! He brings so much joy and laughter to my heart. One of God’s divine plans of choosing the right day to be his special day as well. Not just for him but for the joy he brings to others through his unique personality by simply being who he is. Just recently he and his brother spent the weekend with me over the New Year’s holiday, and that was when I realizes that this little fellow was a funny character. However, not to my surprise because of who his grandfather is, one of my five brothers and his mother whom both keeps me laughing when my spirits are down and in stitches when we are at family gatherings.

As I was going throughout my busy day from running to the doctor’s office, to and from various sites to get in on free income tax filing and the arduous task of grocery shopping with an impatient and restless husband (talking about shopping with child in the shell of an adult), needless to say I was completely drained once I made it home. Putting away the groceries getting something to eat and checking both the mail and emails, were overwhelming in its self. Needless to say, time got away from me and I forgot to call my babe to wish him a happy birthday and headed straight to my bed. Forget the fact that it will soon be time to shower and get tucked in for the night, I was drained and could not go another step!

Suddenly I was awaken, yes at 11:55 p.m. by my beautiful niece reminding me that I had forgotten to call my babe and did not respond to her text, ” of course not, because I was asleep, too tired for words”! By all means, I did not say it quite that way to my niece who is like a daughter who understands her auntie very well. However, the profound blessing I received when I spoke to my nephew who calls me “auntie-godmama”, was too much for words and left me in a state of reflection after hanging up from me, that I had to call his right mother back to finish the conversation and to wish her Happy Birthday as well since the midnight chime had rung and it was now her special day.

This little gift from God, when I asked him what did he want me to give him for his birthday, his respond was so unselfish and non-concerning. He did not run off a list of expensive things or gifts, big-ticket items or a lot of ¬†things that did not make any sense. He just simply said that I don’t have anything in mind. Wow! Isn’t it beautiful to know that a simple Happy Birthday Wish was all that was needed to make a seven-year old child content and to know that you really did care. Not all of the commercial things were needed that we adults have placed around our children and in their minds to make them think that a birthday (and other holidays) only matters with gifts, money, expensive things, stuff and such, instead of the simple gift of genuine Love and a great big telephone hug. How sad in subtle ways we are guilty of teaching our children that simple acts of kindness of respect and love in this day in time is not acceptable or is not good enough anymore.

I found myself pondering upon this scripture found in Mark 13:16: “And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And He took them up in His arms, put His hand upon them, and Blessed them.”

Lesson: When we begin to look at life from the innocent eyes and out of the mouths of children, it would be a better world to live in!

Author of Battle Scars of Emotions~
Divine Healing from the Scars of Life