Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A PICTURE IN HER POCKET

I toles my mom the other night when Jes's dad went to heaven that all those little pugs of his waiting at the rainbow bridge was a dancing and a singing, and a hugging on him, giving him those sweet puggie kisses.  Mom said she thought so too, and she even thought that they would have the most wonderful time together from now on.  I told her I was worried about  how Jes and Lily were doing. 

Mom said they were just fine, they were doing their job of hugging on their mom, and laying close by her just to show how much they love her.  Mom said we are like anxiety medicine, in a more healthy way, as soon as humans touch us, their spirit calms down, and their brain starts to think more clearly.

I asked Mom if we were packing our bags, and leaving for Missouri, so we could be present at the funeral, and she said sadly that we could not go, but she had came up with a plan.  She said she had been thinking and thinking of something important and special to do for Mary Ann, and finally she figured it out.  (mom did share she is going down to spend a weekend soon)

See, Mary Ann and my mom are best friends, they are family, and have shared some funny memories, and some sad memories, you know like family does.  Mom even has a memory that involves threatening Mary Ann with duct tape on a trip from Iowa to Indiana over the summer.  Luckily she did not have to follow through with that threat.......lol............We love Mary Ann, and are sad that we cannot be there this week for her. 

Instead, though Mom will be there right beside her, when she first picks out what she is wearing, when she is thanking friends and family for coming to see her, when she listens to the music playing, and even when they hand her the beautiful red, white and blue flag.   When Mary Ann feels like she can't find her breath, or when her words are tired, and when the tears come,  Mom will be there,  and all she will have to do to find her extra strength, is to put her hand in her pocket.  Its simple.

Sometimes our life is to LOUD, and to BUSY and way to HARD..........and in all the hubbub of todays world simple is hard to be found, in fact simple could almost be extinct.  So Mom decided simple may be the best gift she can give to her best friend/family right now.........a picture in the pocket.

Simple.

Stella Rose

29 comments:

  1. That is beautiful
    love
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  2. Hari OM
    Simply effective and as close as one can be... what a clever and loving idea. Blessings to you all, with hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  3. Dear Stella,
    Your Mom has a brilliant idea, and we love it too.
    Mom said she may borrow this idea for a friend.
    Astro

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  4. What a very thoughtful and kind gesture from your Mom - she has such a loving heart!

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  5. That is a very kind thing and wonderful, loving idea.

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  6. Your mom is LOVE incarnate.
    Love Noodles

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  7. Love that idea. Sending Special Golden Hugs. Woofs from SUGAR

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  8. Your Mama is one smart and loving lady. What a beautiful idea!!

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  9. Your mom sure is very thoughtful. We just know that picture is cherished by Mary Ann.

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  10. What a good idea. We hope she knows we're right there with you. No one suffers alone in Blogville. We love that picture and remember how fun it was to take the photos.

    Your Pals,
    Murphy and Stanley

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  11. What a beautifur idea.
    Louis Dog Armstrong

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  12. that is a wonderful thought... so your mom can be there always when her friend needs the helping hand or the shoulder of a friend...

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  13. your mom has a great idea for her friend, hugs

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  14. That's a grreat plan. Your momma is a smart one.

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  15. henry@mail.postmanllc.net

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  16. You mom is so kind and thoughtful. Mary Ann will surely feel her spirit there beside her.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  17. What a wonderful gift for someone you love when you can't be there for one of those painful times in life. We send a warm hug for your mom.

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  18. Oh, that is just beautifuls. That is a wonderful and thoughtful gift!! Sendin' lots of {{{hugs}}}} and slobbery kisses and margaritas....☺
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  19. That's so sweet. I'm so sorry for your mom's friend. Sending all of you love and sympathy.

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  20. I am sure it will mean the world to Mary Ann to have your mom there with her. Sending her much love and support.

    Thank you so much for your kind words about Pip. We still miss him everyday and it means so much to know that others remember him, too!

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  21. This is truly such a beautiful and thoughtful gift that I know will help at those times when it's needed the most. I am so sorry about the loss and send prayers for peace and comfort to everyone at what I know is a sad time.

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  22. Beautiful gift! Sorry to hear about the loss. Prayers for them...

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  23. We hope your friends - and your mom! - are doing okay. It's very hard to lose someone you love.

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  24. That's a thoughtful way to be there for your friend all the time.

    -Love,
    Sid.

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