Wednesday, October 19, 2016
A PICTURE IN HER POCKET
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.