Today would have been my parents “50th” wedding anniversary. I spent yesterday with my dad, we had a great day together. We both miss mom and though we don’t discuss our missing her often, we know just by looking at each other and see our hearts. I had always dreamed of celebrating “Their” day with a surprise party filled with family. I would still recommend planning things as a good and noble thing to do but don’t wait to say and show your love and appreciation for only special occasions, I hugged and kissed my mom before saying goodbye at the end of our phone conversations and visits. I do wish we could have had more time but the time we did had, I tried always to show and tell her how much I loved her, she was my mom and she will always be within my heart. There’s special bonds with mothers and daughters as well as dads and daughters. I am so fortunate that I am able to still be daddy’s little girl but also his friend. Family unites us, sorrows connects us and God holds us and protects us with His everlasting love.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
July 25, 2013