Oh Mom – she was a worrier. In fact, she had almost 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
When I ran up the hill to a friend’s house I had to call her when I arrived. “Oh Mom, it’s right up the hill and if I don’t make it my friend 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 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.
She wanted to make sure I got back in safely. I did it for her peace of mind, but Oh MOM!
Even at the end of her life when she lived in my home, she always wanted to know when I put the dog out to be sure I got back in safe. OH MOM!
OH MOM. I MISS YOUR CONCERN
Well, Mom died almost four years ago and I miss saying: Oh Mom.
It was strange the first time I put the dog out when Todd 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. When I was surprised, I knew it was compassion speaking. It is the unexpected answers I long for now.
OH MOM, I MISS YOUR SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE
Never knew a stronger Christian than my mom. Her spiritual understanding guided me throughout my life.
Fervent prayers I miss most of all. She lifted me in prayer daily and it was comforting to say the least.
She promised to pray for me in heaven too. Do you think we are able to intercede for our loved ones in eternity?
BEING 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?
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.
WHAT ARE YOUR “OH MOM,” MOMENTS?
Just wanted to 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 women’s face or comfort to a lady’s heart.
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