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Missing my mother and grandmother

Monday, July 15, 2013

Lately in the evenings, I find myself missing my mother and my grandmother. My mother died at the age of 47 after a prolonged illness in January of 1968. My grandmother died at the age of 90 in the year of 1985 shortly after grandparents day of pneumonia. I think it is because in the evening, when things are getting quiet, it is similar to when I would be at home as a growing child and teenager and would enjoy their company. We were not a family that spent hours in front of the TV. We enjoyed quiet. Sometimes my mother would read to me, even after I could read. The most interesting was when she had subscribed to a comic book in Spanish. She would read what it said to me and then translate. It helped me to learn Spanish when I did take it in high school.

We also talked about all sorts of things. A lot of what we talked about was human situations and how to behave in a Christian way. I learned that the Christian way was to be loving even when sometimes the other person wasn't very nice.

I am looking forward to being in Heaven with Jesus, and my loved ones. I am not in a hurry to go there, but since I have had 3 near-death experiences, I have had a taste of the LOVE of Jesus!
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DIDMIS 4/17/2014 12:27AM

    It has been a long time since you write a blog.

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MARSHMELLO1729 2/1/2014 1:02PM

  I miss my Grandmother also my mother is still living but in a nursing home my grandmother taught me to serve others as she did with such a compassion for family even when she was up in years she always put everyone else before herself'

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PLUMPKITTYKAT 1/24/2014 2:03PM

    I can relate as well. I lost my grandma in 1977, she was only 65, I was 15, but she & I were soal mates. After she passed I had a unique experience of feeling as though I was in Heaven with her just chatting. I was filled with peace beyond this world.

I lost my mom in 2010 she 75, I was 48. We were super close, my mom lived with me & my daughter, but we did clash a lot too.
I really miss them both all the time!

Thank The Lord that we will see them again!

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JUDITH316 12/8/2013 7:13AM

    Yes, I can identify with you, my beloved Mom went home to be with Jesus on November 5, 2001, she was my best friend, my sister and my MOM...I miss her much, especially during the holidays, we did everything together, my Mom was a special woman, the hope I too have is one day when I go home to be with Jesus I will be reunited with my beloved Mom...and all my other family and friend's who have gone on before me, that's the blessed hope we all have who know Jesus as our personal Savior...Sending you BIG HUGS and Prayer.... emoticon

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JENNY712 11/2/2013 11:16PM

    Beloved of the Lord, As i get older, and my body get tired, I too look forward to heaven; Like a great reunion and getting anew body that is well, pain free, and healthy is beyond understanding. You are still needed Nellic. God's timing is perfect. I to am not in a hurry but it is a good to know home is Heaven. God's love is stronger and better than anything this world has to offer. We both can look forward to seeing Jesus in His Time and His will. Jenny emoticon emoticon

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MOLLYBROWN55 11/1/2013 4:52PM

    3 Experiences? WOW! I've had 1 & It was amazing to see heaven!

Blessings to you! emoticon
Molly

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SIMPLY4DHEART 9/16/2013 1:40PM

    emoticon emoticon Yes, I too miss my Mom and Grandparents too! That's a beautiful testament to Jesus's Love emoticon emoticon

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BLEGNER11 8/14/2013 5:23PM

    I also have been remembering times with my mom, grandma, dad, sister and son. My mind strays their way at the most unusual times. Especially when I am sitting in the back yard and enjoying the peace and quiet.

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SUNRISE141 8/10/2013 5:53AM

    My husband lost his dad when he was only 18 months old . My husband is 78 in January and he speaks of missing his dad alot . We are nearing home my friend but i am like you i 'm not in no hurry . My brother dided in January he was 57 and died of copd i thought he would ALWAYS be there . I raised him we were left alone alot and i watched over him then my mom died when he was 16 and i was 21 he come to live with us till he turned 18 . Take care have a good weekend and remember GOD ANSWERS PRAYER ! I was sunrise 14 but had to change to sunrise 141 ! emoticon emoticon

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LOISJOHN14VS6 8/8/2013 8:35PM

    I know how you feel; I miss mine so very very much. Looking forward to that wonderful reunion in Heaven.

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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/4/2013 5:51PM

    Thank you for sharing your memories with us.

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GINAC0 7/23/2013 10:56PM

    What great memories you have! I pray my kids will look back and have similar memories too.

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KAB7801 7/23/2013 9:35AM

    My parents are still alive both are 76 years old and in good health, praise God!
They live in St Louis and I in virginia, I miss them very much and I don't know what I would do if I couldn't pick up the phone and speak to them!
Thanks for the reminder of how lucky I am!
I'm going to call them right now!
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 7/21/2013 8:22PM

    I am missing my loved ones, too.

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As Billy Graham is renowned for saying, "I just can't wait to see Jesus".

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CAT-IN-CJ 7/16/2013 7:04PM

    I certainly understand. I've said 'so long' to too many people that I love.

Like you, I'm looking forward to that great reunion day.
But, until it's here, I'm tankful we have so many good memories - and a Comforter - to get us through.

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CONCHA77 7/16/2013 9:17AM

    My mom's birthday will be tomorrow, July 17, I miss her too. Gone seven years now...

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DETERMINEDJANET 7/15/2013 4:12PM

    emoticon I miss my mom and have noticed it more lately for some reason.

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MISSCUS 7/15/2013 3:19PM

    I miss my dad too. He died when I was 12. What Carol said of the evening being the low point, I agree. I tend to think of my dad in the later hours when I'm tired and I really miss him then, seems to be when I seem to think of things more. We didn't have a tv either so we talked, read books, listened to radio. I enjoyed all of it.
WOW, 3 near death experiences. Do blog about it if you are comfortable doing that. I think people are blessed with the experience. Most all say they now have no fear of death. Your family life sounds lovely.
Huggs...

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FLMOMX2 7/15/2013 2:25PM

    Great memories are awesome. Like you I can't wait to get in heaven seeing Jesus and those who went before me.

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SADIEDOLORES 7/15/2013 10:24AM

    NELLIE, HOW BLESSED YOU ARE TO HAVE SUCH LOVING MEMORIES OF YOUR MOM AND GRANDMA, MY MOTHER LOVED US BUT DIDN'T DEMONSTRATE IT, MY PARENTS WERE FROM MEXICO SO I LEARNED SPANISH GROWING UP, MY MOM HAD 11 CHILDREN WHO LIVED AND SOME MISCARRIAGES, I HAVE 9 LIVING SIBLINGS I ALSO FEEL BLESSED, SORRY YOU MISS YOUR MOM AND GRANDMA BUT YOU WILL SEE THEM AGAIN.
SADIE

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BRAVELUTE 7/15/2013 9:29AM

    I think those memories of how the important things in life were passed on to us serve as mini lessons to us as we come across opportunities to deal with others around us now. I don't have kids or grand kids to "pass it on" to, but I seem to have the opportunity to teach by showing over and over again.

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SAMMIESMOM13 7/15/2013 8:56AM

    I think evenings are our low point of the day and we are more susceptible to our feelings. I miss my mom too, even tho technically she's still "here". But I can't just call her up and chat or ask her a question, etc. Little things will surprise me and just "get" me when I least expect it, like her spoon rest, or a can of food she bought to cook with, and it's still waiting for her. emoticon

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LINTPICKER 7/15/2013 8:14AM

    Missing my mom too. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/15/2013 1:35AM

    I understand what you are saying. I miss my parents in the evenings also. That was always the time when we would read the Bible and dad would explain what it meant when we didn't understand. They would listen while we said our prayers too.
Continued blessings and hugs,
Helen
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FLEMIDG 7/15/2013 12:47AM

    I understand what you're going through. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 7/15/2013 12:44AM

    hugs

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