Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gone but Not Forgotten

Mom called yesterday afternoon, sobbing. She dreamed her mother wrote her a letter. Thrilled, she woke up and ran out to the mailbox.

Mom's mother has been dead 40 years.

Mom was heartbroken that she didn't have a letter, then devastated she woke before learning what her mother wanted to tell her. Her longing for just one more word from her mother reminds me to listen as often and as long as I can while I have the gift of this mother in this life on this set of circles round the sun.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

And, maybe she didn't wake too soon. Maybe Grandma hasn't said anything yet, but wanted your mother to be on alert for when the message comes through.

-M

Jerri said...

What a beautiful thought, M. Thank you--I'll mention it to my mom.

Full Soul Ahead! said...

Love.

kario said...

Man, the power of dreams to move us! This is such a terrific reminder. Thanks, Jerri.

Love.

Deb Shucka said...

Your mom's need for her mom at this particular time is not surprising. I hope she receives the comfort she seeks.

Nancy said...

"to listen as often and as long as I can while I have the gift of this mother in this life on this set of circles round the sun."

Thank you for this reminder.

luckyzmom said...

I've been away from blogs for a few days. It feels like the blogs have been lined up specifically for me to get my head out of my butt "to listen as often and as long as I can while I have the gift of"....