Calling Mom

My husband and I had been enjoying some Easter vacationing and travels for the past few weeks. I was feeling the need to call my mom but had been unable to get a hold of her. We usually go to church on Sundays but that hadn’t been happening much either… although enjoying my travels I was starting to feel a bit guilty and anxious. I finally was able to get a hold of my little brother who lives with my mom in Mexico. We made a plan to face time my mom via setting up her I-pad. My beautiful mom is not only a widow but a mother of nine of us. Ailing from dementia, I was told by her nurse, that I was one of the few she still recognized. As I dialed the I-pad, my thoughts were racing, what if she doesn’t recognize me anymore; what if she decides not to know me or is upset!? Finally my mom’s face appears on my phone…She starts to smile and then squeals with delight, “it’s you, it’s you, you are so beautiful”! A rush of great emotions fills me up. She says a lot by not saying much. Then when my husband entered the room, she delighted in the way he kissed me and commented how happy she was that we were still together and how she liked him, too. The next day was my daughters birthday, and I decided to go to church and say some prayers for her (like my mom always did for me on my birthdays). I was running behind with all the traffic that morning and starting to feel anxious. I was looking to make my turn and saw the familiar form of the Cross on the dome. I suddenly felt like I was coming home. As I walked into the church, I felt a squeal of delight and love light up in my soul. I’m feeling lucky! Mom’s and God are a lot alike… always happy and delighted to hear from you!

My Mom’s face -it lights up as she gazes at her children.
Home Away from Home.

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I love being outdoors, backpack full of paints and in search of beauty. It's my passion to capture a scene with my paint brush then bring the vibrance and beauty of nature indoors and shared at an affordable price.

One thought on “Calling Mom

  1. You are such a talented artist and a beautiful writer. Both paintings coupled with your words brought tears to my eyes. You are such an inspiration!


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