Today, February 13th, 2015 would have been my mom’s 70th birthday. How I miss her and so wish I could see her smiling face and hear her voice with quiet laughter once again. It was a busy day at work today, but she was in my mind and heart through all the day. She is in heaven now where there is no more tears, sickness, or pain. And she can walk and rest in heaven’s garden to her heart’s content with Jesus always at her side. On this special day, I am re-posting a poem in honor of her and all the memories and her sweet love which she planted inside of me:
Missing My Mom
Her smiling face and her voice laced with gentle laughter
Quiet moments resting in her favorite chair.
Long walks around the fields to the hidden pond
Just to hear frogs croak and melodious birdsong.
Clanging sounds and sweet aromas drifting from the kitchen
With sourdough bread and pineapple ham baking in the oven
Busy hands and nimble fingers moving in rhythm
Crocheting a doll, slippers or perhaps a colorful afghan
Grand Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations
With the house full of joyful and elated loved ones.
Keeping us all together on a thundering, stormy night
To lessen our cries, our fear and overwhelming fright.
On a cold wintry day, building a fire in the fireplace
So we can rest in its’ warm, and comforting embrace.
Long, peaceful visits on a quiet summer eve
Such sweet memories that will never leave.