Reading the inspiring stories and blogs shared across the pages, releases memories of my parents. Six months ago, my mom passed away and I think about her all the time. The holidays were tough but I’m learning a new way of life. Realizing she is much happier now, I can find peace. Together she is with my father and I’m sure singing Heaven‘s glorious praises.
Growing up in the Midwest, life was not always easy, but my parents did what was necessary to provide us a good life. Being very close to my parents I believe strengthened my adult life, for they were God’s gift to me. My Dad was my hero; he encouraged me to believe in myself. My Mom was my best friend, she taught me about the blessings in life, and to never give up.
When the people you love pass away, all that is left is a wake of dawning. Finding truths of the lives they lived, with the mark they made on this world.
Many people come into your life, but only the ones who meant the most to you will have the biggest impact when they are gone.
I find that each day I live on this earth, I learn another lesson. Living in their shadow has given me insight. Understanding and knowledge comes with each passing day. Recalling happy times as well as sad times, life teaches us many things.
My father worked all his life and for many years, he worked 2 jobs. My mother became a widow over 10 years ago and was lost. Marriage doesn’t come easy, but my parents survived many tough times, remaining close friends until the end. Then suddenly she was alone.
Standing by her side for the next decade, I learned many things about what true strength meant. Towards the end, her ailing heart weakened. She was many things to me, but most of all, she made me a better person. I am so proud to have been her daughter and am so blessed she was my mom.
Don’t take the ones in your life for granted. One day each of us will pass through death’s door and there is no turning back. Use today to reach out to those you love and tell them what they mean to you. I can’t go back and recreate the past. All I have are the cherished memories of the times I spent with them.
Leaving that door closed behind me, I venture into a new world. Awakened by the instructions given by my parents, I have wisdom. It’s a new day, the dawning is near and tomorrow I will miss them again.
Walking this path of grief, I find my strength. With faith, I believe, one day I will see them again.
- They Don’t Make Them – Like That Anymore! (faithdream.wordpress.com)
- Do Christian Parents Seek God’s Wisdom? – A Thought On Decision-Making (stuandrews.com)
- Judith Johnson: Dealing With Grief Through The Holidays (huffingtonpost.com)