Thursday, January 31, 2008

My Amazing Mother

This picture was taken last year in March. When we all heard that my brother John had cancer, we went to Saskatchewan to visit him. I stayed with Mom and Dad and one day we went to Jake and Colleen's to visit them. Jake and Dad were sitting in the living room and Jake was playing a bunch of old songs. Mom and Dad were talking about how this was the kind of song they used to dance to. Then Dad got up and asked Mom to dance with him.

I'm not sure what event this was taken at, but it just seems like they are thinking their thoughts to each other. Such a deep connection.

I have listened so often to Becky's song "My heart Knows" and every time I hear it I think of Mom at the River at Dad's memorial. Becky, I think this song speaks so deeply of your Grandma's heart and I am sitting here crying for her as I listen to your song, again. You have blessed me beyond anything I can put into words. Thank you for sharing the gift of music that God has given you. You should go share it with your Grandma.

Please, family, don't forget to pray for Mom. She is so lonely for Dad at times and I think her heart must be breaking.

Sorry this is such a weepy post, but I just wanted to say how much I love my Mom and wish I could take some of her pain for her. I just pray that God will lift her head.


Margaret said...

This is what happened when I listened to Becky's song.

Sue said...

She is an amazing woman. She has strength beyond what I can understand. It is a strength that comes from God and she asks for it daily and sometiimes hourly.

She is so looking forward to coming to BC. I am going to miss her.

Margaret said...

I know you are as she will miss you, but I think it might be good for both of you. It will give you more time to focus on your new grandson and it will give Mom a chance to see Ethan and Connor again, not to mention all the rest of us. :)

Carol said...

Going to the memorial at Cathedral Grove was a good thing. It just hurt my heart to see Mom sitting there on the log by herself.

It will be great to see her.

Avaelyn said...

I can't wait until she comes again. I miss her.

Christine said...

y sure has had a rough year. I feel so bad because we have not been able to give her the TLC that she deserves.(John and I anyway) I am glad that she is going and that it will be wonderful for her to be surrounded by you guys out there.

Becky said...

First: Awe shucks.

Second: Praying for her all the time, I haven't forgotten her. I'm so glad she is taking that B.C. trip. I think it will be really good for her. (I just hope she comes back!)

Margaret said...

Chris, you of all people have had a very full plate this year. Don't feel bad. I just realized something. I hope no one took this as a reprimand. It was not meant to be that. I just wanted to say how much I loved her and admired her. This post came after listening to Becky's song a few times and a two hour conversation with Mom where we both did some crying.

jude said...

What hard hard season, growing old and leaving loved ones behind. I wonder how people do it who don't know the Lord. The cross's some people have to carry are seemingly to heavy, but Stan Mitchell said something today that jumped out at me and thought I would share it with you. "To reject the cross life has given you is only to make it heavier".
I'm always looking for answer's to why the things happen when they do, and he said this, "True freedom lye's in the realization, in calm acceptance the fact that their may very well be no perfect answer"! I saw a family loose their parents in approx. a years time. So much hurt. But for those who know the Lord find that he does carry us through the hard stuff.
Take care my friend. Miss you lots!

John said...

Take care of our mother while she visits all of you out in BC. She has really been looking forward to this trip and seeing all you guys out there on the chicken island. Kind of miss all of you as well.
love you.

Margaret said...

Chicken Island?!!? I dare you to come here and say that to my face.