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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Bittersweet Day



My birthday is coming up on September 5th, the first birthday without my mom. She always made my birthdays special growing up and did even up until last year, and I was 60!  

I consider myself truly blessed to have had my mom for 60 years, and doubly blessed to have her live with us for the last two.  I know on Friday I'll wake up, and for a split second, expect to hear her and my dad sing a rousing version of Happy Birthday and I'll tear up hearing my dad singing alone.

It will be a bittersweet day for me, but I can look back and remember the biggest blessing of all ... She held me in her arms on September 5, 1953 and said hello, and I held her on February 12, 2014 and said good bye.  And...if I listen hard enough I'm sure I'll hear her singing from Heaven.


6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tribute to your mom. So glad you could have her around for sixty years. I pray you'll be able to smile through your tears on Friday. Happy Birthday.

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  2. A beautiful post, Patti. Brought tears to my eyes. My mom is in a nursing home about 4 1/2 hours away. She doesn't know how to communicate anymore. Just smiles and listens to people talk. But I still have her and I know how to make her laugh.
    Thanks for sharing your sweet memory with us. I pray you have a beautiful birthday with your dad. I don't have mine anymore and I sure miss him.

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    1. Thank you Jessie....Dad and I'll have a good day. Enjoy every moment with your mom, she may not communicate but she knows you're there.

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  3. "She held me in her arms on September 5, 1953 and said hello, and I held her on February 12, 2014 and said good bye."

    Oh my, you've got me all teary-eyed now! I pray you'll have an extra special birthday.

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