Monday, February 1, 2010


My friend Kathy at Tapestry316 wrote a blog post that I wanted to share. It's about some pro-life stories, but not what most people would think. It's a unique perspective about the value of a person's life, no matter how short or painful that life may be. She included my mom Betty in her post, and linked back to this blog to see our journey through the end of my mom's life. That was so touching, that she looked at our story and thought about how life is precious.

I still miss mom every day, every moment really. There is never a time that my heart doesn't feel shattered. It's been less than three months since she passed. Time does not heal all wounds, but it does lessen the pain of them. I know as time goes on my shattered heart will slowly feel a little better, hard to imagine as that is. There will always be broken pieces, where I miss my mom. She was and is a special person, who was my kindred soul. We were two peas in a pod, connected in a way that I can't even describe. My mom was only 62, and I am only 34, and it feels just way too soon. I'm happy to say that while I miss her, she is healed, in heaven. Whole, healthy and happy again - rejoicing with Jesus. I will see her again, and can't wait for the day.


MYSAVIOR said...

Oh Anastasia - I wish I could say that your heart with feel whole again,in this lifetime, but it just won't. With every passing of a loved one, a piece of your heart goes with them until you can all meet in Heaven again and put the pieces back together.
I would love to copy your post and send it to my daughter, Jodi, who doesn't even speak to me but I do not think it will penetrate. Only the Lord can do that.

Penrose Designs said...

Anastasia - my heart goes out to you!

Graceful Moments said...

Sweet girl, time does heal and even though it might not put all the pieces back it will make it more bearable to live with the broken heart. (((hugs)))

Kathleen said...

Thank you, Anastasia (((hugs))) We do not know what the future holds, but we do know Who holds the future! The tender way that you all of your family cared for your mother is, I believe, a reflection of the love of the Lord Jesus Christ in your hearts and a statement of what He thinks about every life. Bless you, dear one - praying for you and your family! Looking forward to a joyful reunion for us all!

Praying for you, too, MYSAVIOR - and for Jodi.

Marlene said...

I read your story on Kathy's blog, how wonderful you had the time you did with your mom. I lost my mother 5 years ago and it still does hurt but not as deeply - I miss being able to talk to her and call when I need advice. Thanks for stopping by my blog good luck in my giveaway and come back for more entries.

button said...

Dear Anastasia,
This is a precious. (tears)
What a comfort it is to know we well be reunited with our Mommies one day. There is an empty place in our hearts until then. Praying the Lord will fill that place with His perfect love.

Debi - Tink's Treasure said...

As the tears stream down my face my heart aches for your loss. Remember that your wonderful Mom is only a whisper away. Praise God that she was a believer & know that you will reunite one day as hard as it must be to wait, it will happen. My own Mother is not a Mom & is not a believer, which is very sad. It's tough to understand God's intent when I read a heart breaking post such as yours. I will keep you in my prayers ((Hugs))