May 12, 2020

Voice from the past

I wasn't sure if I should share this. About a year ago I was cleaning up my phone and getting rid of old voice mail messages. One caught my attention. It was from July of 2018. It was my mom. The message was banal. I must have mentioned I was coming through town because she said she had some tomatoes for me. That’s all. The message was left a few months before she died. I saved it. I listened to it again Sunday.

I understand why Dad hasn’t changed his answering machine message (and why he won’t get rid of the landline).

Strangely, I miss my mom more today than I did on Mother’s Day.

The past five years have put a strain on me.  My Mom’s passing is just another of those unfortunate happenings since 2014. Some days I struggle to get through the day. Today is one of those times.

I know The Lord has good things planned for me. I just have to keep the faith.  Certainly the last half decade has taught me humility.


Ed Bonderenka said...

My dad's voice is still on his wifes answering machine.
I recorded it and put it on mine for a while.
I know what you mean.
And I still pray for you.

Joe said...

Thank you Ed, I need all the help I can get

glasslass said...

Lots of us understand. Some years are just best forgotten but some decades seem unrelenting. Seven years into one now. Seems unending but it will get better. You and your family are in our prayers.

Practical Parsimony said...

I think I would have to get that message onto a medium where it could not be lost or broken, the phone, I mean. I wish I had my mother's voice recorded.

Anonymous said...

Keeping you and yours in my prayers. In the end all will be fine; if all is not fine it is not the end. Teddie

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