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.