Thursday, November 22, 2012

Last letter......

"HAPPY THANKSGIVING - this is the last "why I am thankful for you" letter I wrote to my Mom - a time honored tradition to all who sit at our Thanksgiving table....Mom was too weak to be here for Thanksgiving 2011 and then she passed on July 13th 2012......I am thankful for her every day and her love is HUGE.....



Thanksgiving 2010

Dear Mom-

My, my, my...............where do I begin?   First, I am SO grateful that you are here, this day of Thanksgiving to share and celebrate our family and all the love that abounds.  I feel I am living a miracle.

This year certainly has had it’s share of life’s challenges, I am in awe of how brave and strong you are as you faced each one.  Your faith continues to inspire me and give me hope as you turned to your God in moments of total despair and in moments of pure joy.  As you surrendered to harsh realities you found beauty and understanding and gratitude to balance your world.  So often your faith was tested and each and every time, your faith won.

I was privileged to watch you literally come back to life - with laughter and song and appetite and mobility and self care and hopes and dreams - they all re-surfaced like gifts waiting to be opened and appreciated.  You unwrapped each one and began to live fully again.  Oh Mom - like the moth to the butterfly you have emerged - more beautiful than ever - and that sparkle of blue still shining in your eyes.  I truly have witnessed and lived this life-giving miracle that together,  you and God created.  Hallelujah!

I am forever grateful for your seasoned wisdom, unyielding faith, empowering love, and gentle humor.  I love how you love me.  I love and enjoy our daily talks and that somehow, being so close  to you, completes me.  I am forever thankful that you are MY Mom - and that our lives are so lovingly blended in the very best of ways.

I love you Mom, forever, and “thank you”

Love,

Gimpy-Gays







13 comments:

SARA said...

"I think your blog is brilliant"

Muffie said...

Gail, how beautiful! I know your mother must have appreciated it. Despite the sorrow you're feeling, know that she's still watching over you from a more peaceful place.
Muff

Tracey said...

That was so beautiful, friend. Your mama is still with you every moment. Blessings to you and your family, always. You are amongst my 'thanks' at my place. A treasure indeed. :-)
Love ~ me

Gail said...

@SARA - Thank you for such a wonderful compliment. I went to your blog but I cannot read the language in which you write :-(
So nice to have you come by.
Love Gail
peace....

Gail said...

@TRACEY - thanks love, and yes, my Mom is ever-present. I adore you,
Love Gail
peace,...

Gail said...

HI MUFF - peaceful for sure. I feel her everywhere. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.
Love to you
Gail
peace....

Whitemist said...

me thinks this will NOT be the last time to be thankful for your mom and it should be that way! Bless you

Amanda said...

What a beautiful letter to your mother. Keep writing them - the gratefulness will never go away.

Thinking of you and hoping your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

SE'LAH... said...

touching beyond words...i am happy that you got to share such a wonderful relationship. xoxox

Just Be Real said...

Hugs to you my friend. Very thoughtful letter and heartfelt letter to your mum. Her heart to your heart, intertwined. Hugs.

Gail said...

@JBR - GRACE - yes, heart to heart, "thank you" for your kindd words and visit

@SE'LAH - I am so happy to see you as you have been in my heart and mind and prayers. And I am blessed to have had such a wonderful Mom :-)

@AMANDA - good to see you - and you are right, my gratitude for my Mom is forever in my heart and mind and spirit.

Love to you all
Gail
peace.....



Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I am so thankful for how my Mom touched my life...I know you are too...a letter was so thoughtful

Gail said...

HI KIM - thanks so much, good to "see" you
Love Gail
peace....