A week ago today, I celebrated my 57th birthday. My husband took off work to spend the day with me, which was a complete surprise since he never really takes off work! We were just hanging out talking, riding along , enjoying conversation when in a moment when nothing was really on my mind, my moms face flashed before me, and a warmth came over me that I haven’t felt since the last hug she gave me, I felt her and I heard her say “Happy birthday baby, I love you”. My eyes welled up with tears and my heart, although it was happy to be with my “Boo” (husband), was overwhelmed with the love and the memory of my dear sweet mother and her the adoration I always felt from her. You must understand that she’s been dead for 10 years, and I’ve longed to feel her, to know that she was okay, and I knew in that moment! Just before that encounter I asked the Lord to let the rain which had clouded my heart stop because It was my special day (Everyone who knows me well knows that I am lover of the sun!) Then the sweetest thing happened again, the sun shined on me, it literally came out, and I was so thankful again to know Gods love and to feel that “He is particularly fond of me” (The Shack movies). ☺️
I’ve learned in life that we will deal with loss, pain, and deep sadness, but no matter the pain or struggle, it makes it all the more bearable when we have hope, and joy in knowing there is someone who watches over us, who orders our steps simply because we love Him enough to be faithful, and to honor His sons sacrifice with our lives by living in obedience to His word.
I’m so sure that my experience with my mom on the celebration of my birthday was a gift that I had to share it with you in hopes of encouraging someone who’s feeling down because your mom is no longer with you. I pray that you celebrate her this Mother’s Day with joyful memories, be happy for the time you were blessed to have her in your life. God bless you
I felt her love and it was the best gift ever!!
Psalm 147:3. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 103:13. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.