Many of you who have read my blog for a while now, know that my Mom passed away from gastric cancer in 2009. It was one of the most difficult seasons of my life.
You might also know that I’ve recently been painting my dining room hutch. As I was painting, I decided to clean out the drawers. One of them is a “catch all” for things I’m not sure what to do with.
As I was cleaning the drawer out, I came across this cell phone. This was my Mom’s cell phone. This was the phone I saw her use all the time. I wasn’t prepared for the flood of emotions. I could hardly continue painting Friday night because the tears would not stop!
It’s funny how one thing like a cell phone can catch me off guard and the pain of missing my Mom becomes almost unbearable.
What I’ve learned over the last several years is that I prepare myself for the expected things. I know I’m going to miss her on her birthday, at Thanksgiving, Christmas etc. So I prepare my heart. I pray more intensely and I get through them without falling apart.
But it’s those unexpected moments, like finding a cell phone that throw me for a loop. So what do I do?
I cry out to Jesus! I go to the one who can comfort me. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 says, Give praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! He is the Father who gives tender love. All comfort comes from him. He comforts us in all our troubles.
No one understands my feelings of loss and sadness better than Jesus. I can go to Him and tell him everything and there I find grace, and mercy and peace.
This is an older song by Third Day, but is exactly what I needed to hear.
Have you lost someone you love? Do you have those moments that catch you off guard?
*****My picture was taken with my Samsung Galaxy Camera! It’s easy to take pictures with this camera.