Friday, August 12, 2011

Just here for a short minute

Hello Dear Friends,
   I am sitting here with Mother today. It is just her and I and it is peaceful here. Most days there are so many people in and out and so much noise. But today the doors are open, the ac is off and we are listening to crickets and birds and all sorts of nature noises...it is wonderful.
   But today Mother is too quiet. She has been sleeping for too many hours and days. She is so tired, so exhausted that I now only get moments of time with her. She is still the most courageous person I know. She is with us now for such a short time, her body is so small but her smile still so bright. Oh how my heart hurts, how I want to remember all the time we have spent together. I have so many wonderful memories of our times with my children, shopping, crafting and gardening.
   Mother is my biggest champion, always encouraging at just the right time. I don't think there was a time that she thought I couldn't do something..she would just be confident that I could and...I needed to get started. My Mother has spent countless hours in her garden and mine....Oh I want to remember every moment. But for now I am trying to enjoy just being here with her. She would do the same for me.
     I am sitting here beside her as she sleeps and dreams of heaven. I know she is ready, I know that the Lord will be taking her from me and I am not sure how I will survive but I know she has confidence in me and I have so much love for her that I will be brave enough to let her make her way to Heaven when the time is right.

11 comments:

Becky said...

I am thinking of you and praying for you.
God bless your precious family.Blessings,Becky

Robin said...

Dianntha,
Enjoy every one of those moments. You will treasure them forever. Stay stronge and may peace be with you and your family and especially with your mother during her illness.

cynthia lee designs said...

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Lynn said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs,
Lynn

Lili Bear said...

{{{{Hugs to you and you mum, sweet Dianntha}}}}

Farmchick said...

Thinking of you....so happy that you have the peace of knowing your Mom will make her way to heaven and you will be reunited again. {hugs}

Penelope's Beehive said...

BIG, warm hugs to you both...

With blessings,
Judy

Joy said...

Praying you will hold on to your strength...peace and love.

MoonBeam said...

May God be with you..

Debbie said...

~Dianntha...

Hugs and lots of love to you.

Love,
Debbie

Angie said...

You are fortunate to have such a close, supportive relationship with your mother, Dianntha. That kind of love you hold in your heart always. It nourishes you and you pass it along to others and it can never die. What a gift she's given you! I can't imagine such a relationship with my mother. You're very lucky.

And you're giving your mom the gift of your patient, loving presence during her last days.

I wish you both the Lord's peace-
Angie in WA