There are times only when a mother’s love can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappointments and calm all our fears.
There are times when only a mother’s love can share the joy we feel
When something we’ve dreamed about quite suddenly is real.
There are times when only a mother’s faith can help on life’s way,
And inspire in us the confidence we need from day to day.
For a mother’s heart and a mother’s faith and a mother’s steadfast love
Were fashioned by the angels and sent from God above.
I’m at the point in the grieving process where I look at this day as a day of tribute to my mom. It’s taken a long time to get to this stage, but I’m finally figuring out that my life will go on – it will just be so very different without her in it.
Last year, Lucinda wrote a poem for a lady who lost her mother. She asked me to make a design for it and said this lady referred to her mother as her diamond. I wish I could say I had a lovely name for my mother, but I didn’t. My mom was my best friend, my confidant, the one I trusted more than anyone – but no, I didn’t have a pet name for her.
My first thought was, HOW PERFECT IS THAT? It says it all, doesn’t it? Diamonds are the most precious gem (and happens to be my birth stone) 😉
If I could give you diamonds for each tear you cried for me;
If I could give you sapphires for each truth you’ve helped me see.
If I could give you rubies for the heartache that you’ve known,
If I could give you pearls for the wisdom that you’ve shown;
Then you’ll have a treasure, mother, that would mount up to the skies.
That would almost match the sparkles in your kind and loving eyes.
But I have no pearls, no diamonds as I’m sure you’re well aware;
So I’ll give you gifts more precious, my devotion, love and care.
I know that when she entered heaven, it became a brighter place. God provides the only light that is needed in heaven, but I believe it gets brighter every time a saint goes inside – each saint sparkles like a diamond. I believe that she was so happy to see my daddy again. Based on information from the book “Heaven is for Real”, I also believe that they are both 20 something and feel fantastic! I imagine they look so happy together like this photo. I hold it close to my heart because it brings me comfort.
My mother no longer has arthritis and has been made whole – she doesn’t need her 2 total hip replacements and will never have to take any medicine. Bliss for eternity… how can I mourn that? I can’t. If and when I cry these days, it’s for myself. I still miss them. ❤