Monday, June 6, 2011

A girl's first best friend

Long before anyone else enters the picture, a girl's best friend is her Mom. Confidante, playmate, defender, name it, Mom is it!

Everything I know about being a woman, a friend, a wife and a Mom, I have learned from my Mother. She taught the the BEST way - by example.

On Tuesday, May 31st around 6:00 in the morning, the Lord called my Mom Home.

God looked around his garden
and found an empty place
He then looked down upon this earth
and saw your tired face
He put his arms around you
and lifted you to rest
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain
He knew that you would never
get well on earth again
He saw that the road was getting rough
and the hills are hard to climb
So he closed your weary eyelids
and whispered, “Peace be thine”

I used to live in fear of losing my Mother. Until I lost my Sweet Hubby. Somehow, since then...loss has taken on a new meaning for me. So when I kissed my Mom goodbye Tuesday morning, I told her to be sure and dance with my sweetie for me. I have no doubt he was there to greet her along with the parents she has missed for so very long. I smile when I think of the reunion it must have been!

Years ago, I thought I would have my Sweet Hubby to lean on during this time in my life. But that was not the Lord's plan for me. Instead, I take comfort in the knowledge that one glorious day we'll all be together again. And I give thanks to my Savior for blessing me with the both of them.

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My son, obey your father's commands, and don't neglect your mother's instruction. Keep their words always in your heart. Tie them around your neck. When you walk, their counsel will lead you. When you sleep, they will protect you. When you wake up, they will advise you. For their command is a lamp and their instruction a light; their corrective discipline is the way to life.
Proverbs 6:20-23 NLT


Jody said...

Such a touching tribute to your mom. Praying for you today Gigi as you miss your first best friend.

Putz said...

now i am here visiting your blog at the death of your mother<><><>i blog to about 80 peplesoples and none of them share like you do><<><>i appreciate that you take a chance to talk to us about your mother and of course your sweet hubby before<><><>i lost my mother when she was 57 yers old and it was very hard for a 30 year old to understand, and here you are learning so much about death and sharing with us

Dawn said...

Beautiful, Gigi. I am so thankful you have your sweet puppy to help you through this time.

katiegfromtennessee said...

Gigi, this post is touching...have you heard Carrie Underwood's new song "Temporary Home"? It is about this world being our temporary home, and I think she wrote it or sang it in memory of her grandfather.

Blessings to you today Gigi:)


Michelle said...


Such a beautiful tribute to your mom. You've been on my mind, on my heart, and in my prayers. Peace be with you.