This week my younger sister reached out to me and said how much she missed and needed our Mother. She was taking a flight from Birmingham back to Indy and the clouds were beyond phenomenal. They were the kind of clouds that make you wonder if that is what heaven is like. We all know Mom was a good woman and if anyone deserved heaven she did.
I miss Mother's goodness and her loving and tender heart. I miss her optimism and her trust in God. I miss her tireless prayers. I miss her intuition and her forgiving nature. I miss her smile and her soft hands.
I miss her...
"Mom, can we talk?"
"Yes, honey, I'm here."
"Is it hard to die?"
"No. I was scared at first but then it was easy. You just let go and trust everything will be okay. I knew God would catch me. I was so glad most of you kids were there. It made me rest easier to hear you singing."
"I'm sorry I couldn't get to you fast enough before you left."
"That's alright, I heard you on the phone. Everything was just right."
"What is it like for you now?"
"Oh, it is so lovely where I am. I get to see my Mother and Dad anytime. Lily and I get our hair and nails done together...and it is so beautiful here too. My brother Jesse is still as handsome as ever and Ernie and I sing together. I'm finally getting to learn all about business and well, I am having a good time."
"So you still have a physical body?"
"No, it isn't like what you have to go through but I have a body. It is like having a body made of light. It is hard to explain but I will tell you it is better here than on earth. I like it better. My hair is black with no gray at all and I am able to walk and run. It feels so good to run again."
"Do you miss us kids?"
"Oh I miss you so much. You are still my sweethearts...all of you. I see you in my thoughts and in the love I have for you. I hear you when you call out to me and I send you all the comfort that I can. I'm so very proud of each of you and I know you will all be fine."
"I love you so much Mom."
"I know honey, I love you. I'm putting my hand on your cheek just like I used to."
"I guess I'll go now. Thank you for talking just loud enough for me to hear you."
"You be good now and don't you be afraid. You are still my sunshine."
"I won't Mom and you are my sunshine too."
"You come talk to me anytime you want. I'll be able to hear you."
"I will Mom."
"Please stay close to me."
"I am honey. I'm as close as your heart."