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|I took this on my way back from seeing my mom late this afternoon. Knowing how much she will laugh when she sees it inspires me.|
It is a hard time, but a joyful one as well. It's about living life to the fullest, of not having regrets, and in many ways, living with that attitude makes this time easier. Mom, like me, feels the same way, so our words are filled with laughter, a few tears, and many memories.
Mom will be in Heaven soon, that is my belief, and I further believe that God needs all the angels he can spare to chase after me when I spot weasels, raccoons, moose, or whatever else tickles my fancy. I've often wondered if my actions have ever caused my guardian angels to swear a time or two...
Mom and I have spent a lot of time talking, sharing memories, and even playing boggle. Sometimes it hurts, knowing that as I spend time with her I am trying to make positive memories - but we try.
God knows, and I suspect he put this little robber in my path - and his ruse worked: I laughed. Not just a little chuckle, but a deep-in-the-gut laugh. I've a feeling mom shall do the same when she sees these tomorrow.
I know I've pulled away lately, but as the saying goes: there a time for laughter, a time for tears, a time for a new beginning and a time to mourn - not exact, perhaps, but the general idea is there. I have my moments of being sad, but then I look forward with hope, knowing this isn't the end, that it was never meant to be - there's something far better, in my opinion, once the shell of our existence becomes tired and is ready for the new beginning that awaits us once this life on Earth is finished. Those are the thoughts that sustain me.
Hope is in the Bible for all to read - or on the radio - or whatever else. I also remember the words: Her time is drawing near: that is in reference to birth - and death of the living human body. But always, I tell myself, there are better things to come.
Sad yes, cry, certainly - but always, always I have hope for the life beyond this one. That, my friend, is what keeps me going the most - that and figuring out God is calling in reinforcements to deal with my need to run with the wild...
Just my thoughts for the day - my words really, are peaceful ones. And, I really do know there's something else out there. :-)
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