I miss my mom every day.
I miss being able to pick up the phone and know she’ll answer. I long to ask her one hundred questions about aging and grown up children and sewing! I’m sad when I think that she never got to meet her great grandchildren, each one of them with qualities that would delight her.
The other day I went to spend a night with my Auntie Gail, my moms youngest sister. Auntie Gail and Uncle Roger divide their time between a house in Gainesville, just over an hour from my house and a resort/inn in Belize. (They own and operate The Nautical Inn on the Placencia Peninsula, doesn’t that sound like a dream?)
Anyhoo, Gail and I sat in her glass enclosed sun room in Gainesville, on a stormy afternoon and talked for hours. I told her how I feel about aging and she told me: “You’ll get to the point that it’s okay. You’ll be content, because there’s more to you than how you look.”
We talked about missing Mom, she cried and told me stories of Mom as a young mother. We planned her daughter’s Atlanta wedding reception coming up in November and she gave me ideas about decorating our new house. At the early hour of 5:00, we put on our pajamas, made chili and lingered for a long time over bowls of ice cream.
The next morning Gail was already snuggled in her favorite chair when I came downstairs, “I can’t wait to read this to you” she beamed holding up her copy of Jesus Calling. I sipped coffee and listened as my sweet aunt shared her devotion with me.
On the drive home, thanking God for His grace, for my Aunt Gail, I thought I heard Him whisper,
I provide for all your needs Child.
Indeed He does.
Aunt Gail and I at my nephews wedding a few months ago…
Do you have a need today? I pray the Father would open your eyes to His grace poured out for you.
I’d also be so honored to pray for those needs if you’d like to tell me about them in the comments or email me at [email protected]