Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Mom's Place

We did it.  We finally went through Mom's place.  
Sorting, discovering, claiming, giving away....
Right now, the experience simply defies words.  
The motherhood of all bitter-sweetness.
This heart is a torrent of feelings, 
some piled high and some carved low.  
But this head! ? ugh! --- 
it just seems to run around in an irreverent sort of way,
playing hide and seek inside that place.  
That space of tumultuous terrain. 
Hence the 'no words' dilemma. 
I'm glad to have this album of pictures to help me remember the way it was.
The song playing through the slideshow is 
Perfect Peace by Laura Story.
It is fitting -- but again, only strangely so.

My niece Julia (or was it Emily?) found her grandmother's old, sun beaten calendar which, 
on the day of her death records a curious but appropriate thought and prayer:
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, 
no mind has conceived what 
God has prepared for those who love him"  
I Corinthians 2:9
O Lord, lead me Home to heaven 
by whatever way I must go.


  1. Nope, I can't watch this yet. Maybe in a few months...

  2. I'm so glad you took those pictures, too. But it does make me miss her all over again! Thinking that it will never look the same pains me.
    But the calendar... coincidence?? I think not. What a great prayer, for every day!
    Love you!

  3. That part is very hard but also necessary for closure!-May Our Lord give you strength!
    Marike Scholtens Torenvliet

  4. Praying God will continue to be near to you through this step as well.
    ...and what an amazing find on the calendar!


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