Sunday, September 4, 2011

Missing . . .

My Loss
Heaven's Gain

I thought of you today -- not once,
but oh so many times;
I felt my heart fill up with tears,
and hoped you wouldn't mind.

I struggle with your absence
and wish to see your face,
for now there is a void on earth
that time will not erase.

And yet I hear inside my dreams,
when stars unveil the night,
the angels whispering tenderly
that you are at their side.

And often they remind me
as I go about my day
that all my deepest love for you --
is just a prayer away.
~Deborah Lindsay O'Toole~

Seventeen years ago today, I held my mother's hand for the last time and whispered a final farewell.
I miss her so much.
She always knew what was on my mind and in my heart, even when no words were spoken.
But, it is the hugs and her gentle touch that I miss most.
Someday we will hug again, and never have to let go.
I love you this much and more, Mother.


Claudia said...

A beautiful tribute to your mother, Jan. I don't think we ever get over the loss of a loved one. Wishing you comfort and joy, my friend.


Martha said...

Anniversaries are bittersweet. A time to remember the joys colored with the sense of loss. Hugs as you remember your mother today.

Eileen said...

Hugs Jan. This is a beautiful post that speaks to so many of us.

Lori B. said...

Hugs dear friend. This post brought tears to my ears. I wish I were close so I could give you a hug.

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