Save A Place For Me

I’m not going to lie, this is a tough week. October 13th is my Mom’s birthday. She went home to be with her King on March 5th. Anyone that has lost a parent probably understands the weight of Wednesday. While time heals wounds and broken hearts, it cannot replace the times when a guy just needs to talk to his Mom. There are days when I literally reach for the phone and remember it’s a call I can no longer make. There are events with the kids that I know would make her smile but I can no longer share that news. The moments aren’t often but they are heavy when they come.

While there are a million songs that bring her to mind and a million lyrics that remind me of her, the one below gets me every time. I don’t know a lot about Heaven. I think we like to say that those that pass are “looking down on us”, but I don’t believe that is true. I actually like to believe that my Mom is rejoicing, praising and worshiping her King. I like to believe one day I’ll be there rejoicing with her as well.  As I reflect on her life, her legacy and everything she taught me, the lyric below seems to capture it best:

I wanna live my life Just like you did
Make the most of my time Just like you did
And I want to make my home up in the sky Just like you did
Oh, but until I get there…
Until I get there…

I miss ya lady. Save a place for me…..

2 thoughts on “Save A Place For Me

  1. Wow Aaron I’m sorry. 😦 Although I completely understand. My mom’s birthday is this Friday, October 15th. I remember that first year being so hard. Every holiday, birthday, special day was the “first one” without her. I’m not saying it was so much easier the second year but the first year was just hard in a different way. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you this but try to rejoice that your mom got to be known to your children, your wife, to see the man you have grown up to be. Not all mothers get that blessing. You have such a supportive, amazing wife and children who adore you. I pray that tomorrow is full of peace and sweet reflection and while I’m sure there will be sadness, I hope you feel comforted knowing “she no longer has the weight of this world on her shoulders”. Take care my friend.

    1. Thank you Arminda. I know you understand and have been such a wonderful support through this journey. I love knowing that she no longer has the weight of this world on her shoulders. The firsts have been tough but there is still a peace and a joy. It just makes the reunion that much sweeter. Thanks again!

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