Holding On Too Tightly…..

Oops!!  Yesterday came and went without a post from me!!  I’m sure you didn’t miss me too much!!

Yesterday was kind of a “catch up” day–laundry, cleaning, finishing some projects for gifts for Mother’s Day….for my daughter and my son’s girlfriend who has two children of her own…age 5 and 2. 

And now we are here…to the day where we honor mothers.  My own mother has been gone for many years.  Do I still miss her?  Yes, I do…..especially when I hear others speaking of their moms…..they’re coming to visit, they’re going to lunch with them.

Last week a friend of mine when to visit her mother.  Her mom’s church was having a “Mother-Daughter Banquet”, and this friend made a special 100 mile (one way) trip to attend with her mom.

Wow!!  This brought back a lot of memories…..good memories…of my mom and her two sisters, my grandmother, all my girl cousins…attending this same kind of banquet in the church where I grew up.  My grandmother always won the prize for the most people in her family attending….which makes sense since we all went to the same church…

Now….today….Mother’s Day….my children and granddaughter will be here later.  They are making dinner and bringing it to my home since I actually have more room for us to eat and visit. 

This will be a fun time, a pleasure in my life.  But, this day also makes me feel a little sad….I think more about my own mother and grandmother…..the good times and the bad times….and yes, I do miss them.  I have to tell myself that they are in a better place than I am at this moment. 

I have to learn to not hold on too tightly to this world.  This is only our temporary home….and if we hold on too tigthly we may not be looking forward to the day Jesus returns….some of us may be holding so intently that we do not want Jesus to return….not now, we may say. 

I want to do this or do that….I love these people too much to leave them behind…..and in the case of my Lydia….I would love to see her grow into a beautiful young lady.

So, we must remember that these relationships and things of this earth are only temporary.  Our home is in Heaven….and one day we will meet again……on the other side of this earth….a more beautiful and joyful place….no more pain, no more sorrows, no more tears. 

Oh, I didn’t mean to become quite so serious on this day……just a reminder!!

Place these thoughts in your heart and mind and go out and enjoy your day….Mother’s Day or not!!

Beth

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About warmharte

First and foremost, I love our Lord!! He is the center of all things in my life. I am the mother of three, grandmother of one. I love to knit, crochet, sew and create.
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One Response to Holding On Too Tightly…..

  1. Peggy says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Beth…be blessed and may your children and granddaughter make your day ever so special! Congrats…I think you almost wrote a “blog” every day this week… good job (though I did not get here, it’s nice to see you’re alive and active)! May your day and heart be filled with love and the benefits of God’s love on your precious family! Lovely memories of your family…thanks for sharing and thinking good thoughts for the most part about them!

    Love, peace and JOY,
    Peggy

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