I blew You a Kiss on Mother’s Day

For my sweet friend Jennie, in delighted memory of her precious mom, Marg Decker, 1927-2013

I blew you a kiss on Mother’s Day, sweet girl, and then I went to heaven. Just like that.

I know that I probably was difficult these last few months.

It was as though heaven was calling me, yet my body wasn’t ready to let go of me, and I struggled some, not always knowing where I stood, torn between what I longed for and your lovely face smiling at me day and night. Your sweet voice singing to me the lullabies I used to rock you to sleep with. Your tender words soothing my being. Your loving hands dressing me patiently.

You have been such a delight to me. You brought me deep joy, sweet girl, and when life down here felt just too difficult, you always knew how to peace this tired heart of mine.

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You have been good to me, my daughter. You have done well, sweet girl.

I heard my Savior calling on Sunday, and I finally knew that nothing on earth could hold me any longer.

His voice is irresistible, you know.

He said that it was time. He said that I could let go. He said that I could come home to Him and see His perfect face. He said that all was well.

And my body finally let me go.

I lost my words quite a while ago, you know, so I did the only thing I knew to do: I blew you a kiss.

And then, I went to heaven. Just like that.

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp

one thousand#634 The beautiful moon last night 

#635 Finding an old picture that made me smile

#636 My daughter finding a dress she needed

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  1. His voice is irresistible,and oh, that we all might hear it as clearly as this gentle lady. To be given someone like her is a fortune counted above rubies, and certainly something for which to be thankful. You have been blessed.


  2. Dear Barbara
    This is so poignantly beautiful!! I never knew a mother this way. Thank you for making your friend’s sorrow a little bit less. I love how this dear saint knew when her Jesus was calling her home.
    Blessings from Unite
    Mia XX


  3. Such a sweet tribute and I am sorry for your friend’s loss! It’s always so hard to lose someone you love and especially a parent. I still miss my dad and it’s been five years. I am blessed to have my mom still alive. Thanks for linking up today!


  4. Wow! You write so beautifully. I could literally feel me in both positions showing that type of love towards my son and being loved on by my mother. What a wonderful post!


  5. With tears in my eyes, I feel like these very words were from my own Mama who left this earth just January 30, 2013. There is comfort here, Barbara, even through my tears. Thank you, ~ linda


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