Friday, July 6, 2012
There are days when I wish I could pick up the phone and talk to her. And other times, it seems like it's been so long since I last saw her.
She was so supportive of me my entire life. She was the one who encouraged me. She was the one who read to me as a child. She was the one who sat with me in the clinics all day as we waited for my appointments before and after my open heart surgery. She loved that I was active in high school and was there for every sporting event that I twirled at. She always encouraged me to bring my friends home so she could get to know them. My friends loved my mom too.
This photo was taken on the last birthday my mom celebrated on this earth. She was turning 75 years old and was visiting me in Phoenix. We went to T. Cook's at The Royal Palms Resort. She loved restaurants like this one when we could get all dressed up. But she wasn't feeling well at the time. In fact, on the way to the restaurant I remember so clearly how she told me she was ready to die. She had been in so much pain for years and was tired. The Lord was gracious and took her home seven months later.
So, I'm thinking of her today on this special day. I know she is no longer in pain. And I can't wait to see her again one day in heaven.
Blessings and love,