Monday, May 3, 2010

Another Gift

Mourning is one of the hardest things I have had to embrace over these past 6 months since my Mom died. No today is not about adoption it is however about relationships. As Mother's day is fast approaching I am counting my blessings since I did happen to have the best Mother a person could have. Most of you are fully aware of this already.

As I was listening to K-love this morning a song came on that happens to remind me of one of the wonderful gifts my Mother left me. My heart felt heavy with the need to share this gift with all of you. The song is "The Words I Would Say" by Sidewalk Prophets, it happened to be released right around the time my Mom died. The lyrics that I love are:

"Be strong in the Lord. Never give up hope. You're gonna do great things I already know. God's got his hand on you so don't live in fear."

The beautiful thing about these lyrics are that they pretty much sum up what my Mother did say to me on the morning that she died. Knowing that your parents love you unconditionally by there actions is awesome. Hearing those words spoken by your parents is indescribable. It has been a comfort in this stormy chapter of mourning to reflect on the fact that I don't regret that I didn't share something with my Mother and I don't wish I would have done something differently. I am at peace in the knowledge that my relationship with her was all it could have been. Does it make it easy to lose her? Absolutely not ,however, I am so glad that I am not living with the woulda's and shoulda's as well.

With all of that said tell the people you love that you love them. Tell your parents you love them. Tell your kids you are proud of them. Mend relationships that need mending. It is a gift to not have regrets.

Philippians 1:2-3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God upon every remembrance of you.



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