It amazes me how God cares so much about us. He sends just what we need, often at unexpected moments. His timing, however, is always perfect. As Mother’s Day approaches, I am reminded of just how much my mom means to me. This morning, I enjoy how the sunlight streams through the window and dances across the kitchen floor. The house is quiet and I am deep in thought. Being at home during the day is a blessing to me. I am so grateful for the chance to read, catch up on chores, and get the house in order.
I pull a blue cloth and a spray container out from under the kitchen sink. Squeezing the trigger on the bottle sends a mist of liquid onto the rag in my hand. Lavender scent fills the air. Instantly, tears well up in my eyes and thoughts flood my mind. Her smile, gentle touch, delicious food she prepared, knowledge about nature, deep love for her family and several other meaningful memories bring warmth to my soul.
I will never forget the story I was told about my mother’s last night here on earth. Bedridden and under Hospice care, my sweet mom had reached the end of her battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Thankfully, she was able to live in her home, being cared for by my oldest sister. The evening before she passed away, a kindhearted nurse came to her bedside and bathed her. Softly the woman sang to my mother as she gently wiped her skin with lavender oil. I remember my sister telling me that it brought her to tears to watch this exchange of love and compassion.
I know this morning was a gift from the Lord, because He knows how much I miss my mom. I know she is restored and with her Savior. I am grateful for His promises and His Word. Truly I was comforted with beautiful thoughts of my mommy as I cleaned and became refreshed with the sweet smell of lavender. I’ve decided to celebrate the love I received from my dear mommy on this Mother’s Day. Although she isn’t physically here with me, I feel her in my heart and know she loves me! What memories do you cherish when thinking about your family?