From personal experience I can say whenever I’ve been really ill my first cries for help and comfort are for my mom. There’s nothing that compares to a mothers touch or someone who represents that special and unique characteristic where we feel pure love. My mom is no longer able to provide care to her loved ones because she passed away two years ago, but just because she’s gone the yearning continues. At this very moment I am sitting in a hospital room keeping watch over my father who is recovering from surgery and has had a couple of rough days. It was a feeling of total exhaustion being helpless in providing a mothers touch and in this case, a spouses comfort. This morning I witnessed my father crying out for his wife of nearly forty-nine years, as I saw my father wanting the strength and love of his life partner. I too, found myself wishing she were here to help. I know I can not fill my mothers shoes as the matriarch of our family, nor do I want to try but I am trying to be the kind of woman she raised me to be. I am learning and experiencing many “life” lessons and honestly I’m overwhelmed at times. I was reminded today through an email from one of my favorite websites called “bravegirlsclub.com” I need to be me, the person I dreamed of becoming when I was a child, the person I was raised and mentored to be. I will always be my parents daughter, and they too were and are their parents daughter and son. I haven’t experienced or even dreamed of being what my parents dreamed or wished I would have become or pursued and you know what? They loved me all the same, probably even more than I have ever really given them credit for. I may not be my dads mother or wife but I can love him like no one else, the love that only a daughter can give. I pray that God grants me the wisdom and opportunity to express this love for him and to him. I am sensing the full circle of love and life plus experiencing it with a renewed appreciation. My prayer is that you recognize the circles of love in your lives and to broaden your views to include what it looks and feels like to yearn and ache for the one pure love in your life. I am also praying and asking you to be even bolder and recognize this love on an even higher plain, to see how much more our creator, God…loves us, and that He suffered the loss of His Son, Jesus who took on sin to atone for our sins so that we could be cleansed and renewed in His perfect pure love. Tell those special individuals in your life how much you love them.
~Blessing and Peace~
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”