I’m not even sure there was a Five Minute Friday party last night. I poked my head in around 9 to see what was going on and to see if there was anything good to eat – but the room was almost empty. Seems everyone was super busy last night and they were bobbing in and out. One of the most faithful of party-go’er’s, Tara, was at a Garth Brooks concert but she did manage to pop in and say hello. Our host, Kate Motaung, must have scheduled the prompt to post at 9:45 sharp. Hubs and I were watching a movie or I would’ve been a bit more attentive. Kate, you’re the life of the party, and you were MISSed.
The word is MISS.
It’s Mother’s Day weekend and I know this holiday is a mixed emotion day. Some beam. Some agonize. Some grieve. Some savor. Yet, it comes. Year after year.
Ma, I had a dream about you Thursday morning, pre-dawn dream so I remember it well. We were in someone’s kitchen getting coffee. Gary was there and he was sick. You and I were standing eye to eye talking – well you were doing most of the talking and we were all discussing being sick. Gary was bemoaning his age and we kind of looked at each like, WHAT? And, his ailments. I said, “Well, we can ask God to heal us – we’re allowed to do that.” And, at the same time (you owe me a coke, no tags back), we said, “King Hezekiah asked and got 15 more years.” It was so funny that we said the exact same words at the exact same time. We did! And, then we high-fived each other.
I woke up. I smelled coffee wafting from our kitchen.
I miss you.
Patricia Krank says
This makes me cry. How real our dreams of our lost parents can be. What fun that you had a high five with mom.
Patti, it was so real and then hubs was in the kitchen already making coffee and well, the smell, the high-five, it was like I was really there with her. My grandma calls those moments, “God opening the windows of heaven.” I am grateful! You are up early. xo
Kelly Balarie says
Miss. Such a tender word that holds so much. I loved reading this today. Be blessed in all you do!
Thanks, Kelly – FMF neighbor!
Oh how Precious, this gives me God-Bumps. Thank you Lord for our dreams
Did you see Nanny?
This made me smile. I’ve dreamt of my mom a couple of time in the last month or so. They brought a sense of peace to me. Another example of how God is our comfort…even while we sleep.
Yes, He is.
I think I miss her more than ever now. So much I want to share and let her know. Mostly about me. All the things she wanted for me, cried for me, prayed for me, hoped for me. Well Mom I have just about all of them. My book is done! I have a wonderful husband who adores me! I know you were never adored like you should have been by your husband. It is wonderful but now you know because you live in heaven and you are adored. I think I’m happy finally — not because of those things but just because I am healthy, alive, and living life.
15 more years…isn’t that funny I asked the Lord that question about 3 years back and He said you can have 25…I’ll take it Lord and more if you want me to be here!
Don’t you just ♥ HIM?
ME TOO, sister.
What a sweet and sad kiss from heaven Susan. I love your collage of pictures.
Thank you Christy!
Anita Ojeda says
What a beautiful dream, Susan! Thank you for sharing it :). And you’re right, the party was pretty sparse last night!
I was waiting for someone to bring in some hot fudge sundae cake or something beside bacon!!!
I miss my mom too.
And yes, dreams seem so real.
Nice when heaven’s door is open for ys.
I’m feeling you, Anita.
Martha Brady says
i’ve had dreams like that. i always have mixed emotions after. part of me feels the loss even more. the other part remembers one more visit with the person with pleasure! it usually leaves my day in a bit of an upheaval. in the end, it is sweet.
thanks for your post susan:)
This time, Martha, the dream brought me joy. I’ve had them leave me “upheaved” but not this time! xo
Gayl Wright says
Susan, what a great dream. Must have made you think of wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing! Blessings to you, dear sister. xo
Gayl, it did. It was a happy way to wake up. It did not make me sad at all.
Sweet Susan, I pray that the Lord would grace you with abundant comfort as you miss your mom this weekend. He loves you so!
Marie, thank you. I do miss her but wouldn’t wish her away from glory!!!
Love you, friend… and this precious post so full of love and honor! Thankful for you!
I will live a good, long life, yes? 😉
I missed you all but the concert was awesome! I still miss my grandma and grandpa ever day and it’s been 8 and 12 years respectively since they’ve been gone. Thankful for your mom because she gave birth to you; a blessing in my life. Love ya! I’m in the 68 spot this week.
We MISSed you Thursday night, Tara!
How beautiful! I’ve had a few dreams similar. They are heart piercing, yet hope filling at the same time. Praying for you as you walk through this day without your mom. (((HUGS)))
Tammy, my day was wonderful – my mom wouldn’t want to be anywhere except where she is. In the presence of her Savior!!!
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
Suan, this is really wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing it! XO and waggy tails.
And wet kisses??? Thanks Andrew.
How sweet! And how wonderful that God allows us these glimpses….these special moments……..He’s such a good Father. “Miss”…oh, my what a word.