I just told my hubby last night, I was always thinking you knew my mom longer than you did!
Hubby only knew her for 3 years when she died. And I said , It kills me that I hardly remember her, hardly remember her voice.
But looking at the picture above, the day she came to the hospital when my second child was born, I do remember her voice...
How excited her voice was to see Nic, and she ooo'd and aahhh'd over how big he was and just kept saying my name..
Oh Prudy, he is so precious!
Oh Prudy, Look at how big he is!
He is just darling!
And she giggled after she said each one.
Whenever I talk about when Nic was born, ladies you get me.... I have to brag that I was 21 and that kid wieghed 9 pounds 2 ounces and I did it natural, ya, you heard me, no meds...
When I was just married to hubby and we had 2 kids, mom would come over and bring some kind of treat.
Like Enntaman's pastry or whatever and we would have that and tea or coffee.
What I wouldn't give to have a cup of coffee with mom right now!
While she was over she always reserved time for the boys.
She would go down in the basement where their toys were and get on the floor and just play with them.
She never said I wasn't allowed down there too, but I knew she wanted one on one time with them.
She did it to make them feel important and loved.
She did it because she wished she would have done that with me when I was little.
I can still hear her telling me...
Prudy, don't wish it away, don't wish their childhood away, it will be gone before you know it!
And by the end of this post, I have a pile of kleenex in front of me and I am trying to think of how to sum up my mom in a few words. Or maybe one word.
That would be it, her name is Nancy Faith.
And that is all I know of her now, is her unwavering Faith in God.
And that is what she has taught me.
Did my grandma know that when she named her daughter Faith, that she would need it someday?
Whenever I hear the song I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me
well you can imagine, I have to grab my tissues out of my purse as I'm driving.. I try and imagine what my mom did when she saw the King and it makes me long to go home.
And here are the words:
I can only imagine what it will be like
When I walk by your side
I can only imagine what my eyes will see
When your face is before me
I can only imagine
Surrounded by your glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus
Or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine when that day comes
And I find myself standing in the Son
I can only imagine when all I will do
Is forever, forever worship you
I can only imagine.
What did my mom do?
I think my mom ran to Jesus sobbing and collapsed in his arms.
And she is finally whole and healed and happy.
And I could not wish her away from that.