Sunday, May 10, 2009

If...

If I was with my mom today I would probably go to her house and she would probably make a fabulous meal. We would sit and talk and go inside and outside soaking in each other as well as the beauty of their home and the lake.
If I was with my mom today we would probably be amongst as many of us as we could possibly gather. There would be talk of games (once the children were in bed) and there would be grumbling about who would and would not participate in the games.
If I was with my mom today we would marvel in the chaos of what is now our family with small children and the burst of energy and noise that comes with them.
.................................
Perhaps this is a "what if" thought that is a thing of the past. Today it would probably look different. And obviously, in reality, I am not with my mom today. But I wish I was. Maybe I would cook her a meal...or plan an outing...or bring over a project to "keep it positive" and distract us from what is our broken family right now.
If I was with my mom today I would give her a hug. And I would hope she knew from my hug that I love her very much and I pray for her every day....and I just know that everything is going to be alright...maybe not as before....but maybe alright just the same.

I hesitate to post a picture from "before", but it's a picture I like. A picture of my mom...the one I know is still there, albeit different. A picture of what I pray for.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom. I hope you feel God's comforting presence and peace to fill you...to heal the empty spots that still ache.

7 comments:

Erin Lea said...

For two of my favorite, most wonderful mom's I know, Leslie and Kaylee, Happy Mother's Day!!!! It pains me to think that you can't just drive down the street to all be together, but I hope that you are enjoying the day in your own special ways. God bless all of you and take care, Erin

Jessie said...

Happy Mother's Day, Leslee and Kaylee. Miss you both.

Krisy said...

Love you both very much.

Anonymous said...

A very nice tribute.
Uncle Bubba

Anonymous said...

Amen!! The Marshmellow

Jaynee~ said...

Beautifully said. Continued love and prayers to each of you~

mom aka nana said...

oh kaylee....what a treasure you are....beautiful and kind inside and out....how my heart hurts not to get to be with you all...i long for our family gatherings....fun and food and games but most of all just the sight and sound of the love our family has for each other...that will never change....i love you so much....