I’m having a hard day for many reasons. I still have so much to be grateful for, but I wish I could hug my Mama. Or hear her say one of her quirky, funny things that could just make me smile.
Today I will content myself with a memory I wrote down years ago. Such a sweet memory overflowing with tender mercies. A perfect “Camelot” moment…
February 6, 2013
Moments to remember today…. Mom was in bed napping when I came over. When she opened her eyes and saw me she said, “Oh, you can lay down with me. Come on.” So I snuggled next to my mama, recalling the instant feeling of security and love that spot gave me as a child, when I couldn’t sleep or had had a bad dream. I asked her who I was, and she quickly said, “You’re Cheryl.” And I felt warm and safe like that child of years ago.
Later in the day I said, “Mom, do you love me?”
She answered instantly, with enthusiasm, “Sure, I do!”
So I held my breath and braved the question, “Do you know who I am?”
“You’re Cheryl! Aren’t you?” she said. She knew my name and was sure she loved me—such a gift!
Later in the day, she was again asking my name. But I had my brief, shining “Camelot” ….and it will not be forgot.