Friday, May 9, 2014

Bittersweet Mother's Day

Hello, Dear Ones! First of all, I would love to wish you all a wonderful blessed Mother's Day!
If you are blessed to still have your little mother, Praise God! If she has gone on, fill your heart with sweet memories of her.

This will be the first time in 62 years I've not had my little mother for Mother's Day. She went to be with Jesus last October. I have done pretty well, clinging to the promise that as Christians we'll meet our loved ones again one day. My little mother was a fine Christian woman and raised me up in the Lord. But I will be sad not having her with me - we were best friends and had been all my life!

But I know where she is and I know she is more content in the presence of the Lord than I could ever imagine. The above photo is from last March before she got so ill.

 But I have been so blessed and 44 years ago today, I gave birth to a son! I know I don't say much about him on my blog to protect his privacy. In just a couple of days after his birth, I had my first Mother's Day! He is disabled and home bound but has a wonderful wife who loves him so and takes great care of him. And my son-in-law's birthday was yesterday and he's one day older than our son.
So I thank God for my sons! :)

I need to take a little blogging break for a couple of weeks. We have so much going on right now in our lives - good things - and I'll share when I get back.

My love to you and again ~ HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ I don't want to make you sad, but this olden hymn came across my mind and I wanted to share it with you...

Tell Mother I'll Be There

  1. When I was but a little child, how well I recollect
    How I would grieve my mother with my folly and neglect;
    And now that she has gone to Heav’n I miss her tender care:
    O Savior, tell my mother I’ll be there!
    • Refrain:
      Tell mother I’ll be there, in answer to her prayer;
      This message, blessed Savior, to her bear!
      Tell mother I’ll be there, Heav’n’s joys with her to share;
      Yes, tell my darling mother I’ll be there.
  2. Though I was often wayward, she was always kind and good;
    So patient, gentle, loving when I acted rough and rude;
    My childhood griefs and trials she would gladly with me share:
    O Savior, tell my mother I’ll be there!
  3. When I became a prodigal, and left the old rooftree,
    She almost broke her loving heart in mourning after me;
    And day and night she prayed to God to keep me in His care:
    O Savior, tell my mother I’ll be there!
  4. One day a message came to me, it bade me quickly come
    If I would see my mother ere the Savior took her home;
    I promised her, before she died, for heaven to prepare:
    O Savior, tell my mother I’ll be there!             by Charles M. Filmore  1898