Oh Mom – she was a worrier with a compulsive concern for my safety from the day I was born until the day she left this earth.
OH MOM, IT’S ONLY FIVE MINUTES AWAY
“Call me when you get there.” Oh Mom, it’s right up the hill. If I don’t make it Robin will call to find out where I’m at.”
You see, I was embarrassed because I knew my friend thought it was silly.
“No, I want you to call anyway.”
Well, one day running up the street to my friend’s house a dog knocked me over and a man I didn’t know came to my rescue. When I didn’t call, Mom checked on me before the man was able to “help.” It turned out he was a previous sex offender! Oh Mom!
“OH MOM, I MISS YOUR CONCERN
“Mom, I don’t want to wake you from a sound sleep.” That was me when my husband was out of town and Mom asked me to call her when I put the dog out at night.
Mom wanted to make sure I got back in safely because she heard about thieves breaking into houses that way. I did it for her peace of mind, but Oh MOM!
Well, Mom died in 2016 and I miss saying: Oh Mom.
The first time I put the dog out when my husband was out of town. I thought “No one is concerned if I get back in safely!” I actually cried.
OH MOM, I MISS YOUR ADVICE
I can’t begin to tell you the times I want to chat with Mom. When I have a decision to make, I long for her advice. Someone recently told me that they talk to their deceased Mom, and it is just like hearing from her because they know what she would say.
I knew my mom really well. We were as close as any mother and daughter could possibly be. However, she surprised me sometimes with her advice or opinion on something. It’s the unexpected and wise answers I long for now.
She was an exceptional grandma too. Her grandkids loved her and my son was by my side as we watched her pass from this life to the next. And she was fortunate enough to know one of her great-grandchildren, Isaac. She also knew a great-granddaughter was on the way and I know she was sorry not to get to see her.
Her relationship with Isaac was special. Both my parents spent a lot of time with him and they loved him dearly. I know there is no crying in heaven, but I’m sure they shed tears of joy when they heard Isaac say just a couple days ago: ‘their house was a second home for me.’ It was so important to them that he remembered them. And he remembers them with much love.
OH MOM, I MISS YOUR SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE
Never knew a stronger Christian than my mom. Her spiritual understanding guided me throughout my life.
I miss her fervent prayers on my behalf. She lifted me in prayer daily and it was comforting to say the least.
She promised to pray for me in heaven too and send someone when I needed help. Do you think we are able to intercede for our loved ones in eternity? I am certain she talks to Jesus about her children and grandchildren.
HOWEVER, IT’S IMPORTANT TO BE SENSITIVE ON MOTHER’S DAY
For many, Mother’s Day can be joyful. Breakfast in bed, gifts, a special dinner. Kids and husband waiting on you.
However, I know that Mother’s Day can be a sad time too, for the very “Oh Mom” reasons I wrote about above. We miss the things we loved and even the moments that made us crazy.
Surely Mother’s Day brings back hurtful memories for the children of mothers who were neglectful, abusive, or just didn’t care. Then there are the women who longed for a child, but it never happened for them. Happy Mother’s Day makes her feel left out of a club she longed to be part of for many years.
How about mother’s who long to hear from their children who won’t call? Or the children who want to call, but their mother’s don’t remember them.
Of course, there are those who lost the child, or one of the children, who made her a mother in the first place. Happy Mothers’ Day can ring hollow for them.
Other resources for Mother’s Day: Here are some biblical verses to uplift your Mother’s Day and an article about my mom and a miracle . As always, Mom kept her promise to intercede when needed. And she did just that during the Christmas season after her passing.
Are you sad today? Check out Mourning with a Hopeful Heart.
COMMENT: WHAT ARE YOUR “OH MOM,” MOMENTS?
Just wanted to honor my mom and share a Mother’s Day post with all my readers. I hope that many of you comment below about how Mother’s Day affects your mind, heart, spirit, and soul.
Are you joyful or sad? Do you have some wisdom to impart? What was the best or worst Mother’s Day and why? Share whatever you want. You might bring a smile to a mother’s face or comfort to a woman’s heart.
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