Today was a day filled with good things. I pray that all the moms out there had a wonderful day too.
My day began with a big cup of my favorite coffee, Dunkin Donuts Chocolate Glaze Donut flavor, compliments of Ricky. Then a quick trip to Laurel with Caitlin to go to church with my Maw Maw. We meant to surprise her and I think we were successful. I enjoyed being with her this morning. She has taught me so much and played a huge role in the shaping of my life.
I really enjoyed the church service and singing the old hymns. They also had all the men sing in the choir and it was lovely. I loved listening to my dad and Paw Paw sing.
After church I went somewhere I rarely go. I went to my mom’s grave site. I really don’t like to go. My mom is not really there. But all the ladies were given roses at church and I had the thought that I would take mine to my mom. I left the rose and a penny by the headstone. Caitlin left her rose at the grave of my step mother, Mary Nell.
The last couple of weeks leading up to Mother’s Day this year have been difficult for me. I have missed my mom so very much and just longed to listen to her voice. For peace I have prayed this scripture, May the God of hope fill ME with all joy and peace as I trust in him, so that I may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13. Maybe this scripture will help someone else out there that may need peace that only Jesus can give.
As we were leaving town we took a ride through the neighborhood where we used to live. We drove by my mom’s old home and our old home. We drove through downtown to take a quick look at all the changes taking place. My mom would be so happy and proud to see it all.
When we got home, Bethany and Jonathan came by to visit. They brought me a gift. It is a beautiful sweet olive or “tea olive” tree. This is one of my favorite shrubs, it reminds me of my mom. They even planted it for me. It was a very thoughtful and beautiful gift.
We all visited a while and watched a little television. Then I had a nice phone conversation with my Julia, my mother-in-law. It was really nice to talk with her.
I ended the day with a big bowl of watermelon, one of my favorite snacks.
It just doesn’t get much better than this. Life is a good thing.
Happy Mother’s Day!