I was sitting in my living room, watching TV when the phone rang. For some unknown reason I answered it, you see I don’t answer my phone because 9 times out of 10 its a bill collector and lets face it… they aren’t getting what they are calling for! Anyways, I answered the phone and the voice on the other end took my breath away, made my heart stop for just a second.. I couldn’t talk.. I knew I must be dreaming when I heard her… “Hey baby, you coming to dinner tomorrow night?” she asked. Oh how I wish I could hear my mom asks that question in reality. “Yes ma’am” I said.. “We will be there by 2 tomorrow”…
The next thing I know we were at her house, oh the smells of her baking filled the nostrils making the stomach growl with anticipation. I could almost taste the flaky cream puffs filled with chocolate pudding, the chocolate chip cookies, the country ham baking in the oven. I walked in and noticed the Christmas Tree lit up in the front room, her snowmen all over it, the one’s I now own that darn my own tree. I made my way into the kitchen, there she was standing with her cup of coffee as she was transferring the cookies from the cooling rack to the cookie jar. Her smiled melted my seemingly frozen heart. “Hey baby” she said as I almost broke out into a full force run to get to her. She wrapped her arms around me and I could smell her, I felt her arms wrap around me, I could swear I felt her heart beating as hugged me tighter. “Oh honey.. it’s okay. I’m right here. I’ve always been right here, I’ve never left you”. We were no longer in her house but in a field. It wasn’t winter, it was full of green green grass and flowers of all colors and Weeping Willows. We sat in the tall grass and talked for what felt like hours. I told her how much I’ve missed her, how hard things have become without her here. I told her about failing myself and my kids and how honestly I sometimes wished it would just be over so I could be with her again, back in her arms knowing that everything will be okay. She told me with a tear in her eye…”My baby girl. You work so hard at trying to make it all perfect but your missing the point of it all. You put so much on yourself that you’ve taken all your own happiness away. I wish you didn’t worry so much, there’s no point in it. You’ve been the one who has always borrowed trouble, and I’ve always wished that you wouldn’t. You’ve never known a life without worry, without sorrow. Being with me didn’t change that then and it wouldn’t change it now. Please baby, look inside your own heart… see what you have accomplished in this life, see the good you’ve done, the children you’ve born and are raising. See how hard you work and know it is not all in vain. Learn to love yourself. You offer so much to so many but nothing to yourself. I am so proud of you.. proud to say your are my daughter, proud to say what a wonderful woman you grew into and what a wonderful loving mother you are. Never ever forget that I love you”… She hugged me one more time then said she had to go.
Estradeando… (Photo credit: Eduardo Amorim)
I begged her to stay but I knew she wouldn’t. I knew that Heaven needed her back. In my head that I knew that it was all a dream, but in my heart I know she was there. She walked towards the brightest light, brighter then the sun but it didn’t hurt my eye’s. She turned and waved to me, she blew me a kiss then she was gone. I stood there alone in that wonderful place crying.. knowing she was gone again, just as quickly as the last time she left. Will I see her again? Hopefully. Do I know she is still with me? Yeah, I feel her still. My heart is heavy today.. heavy with love and sorrow. I’ve never missed anyone the way I miss her. I love her more today then the day she died.
I’ve still angry that she left me so early but I know she is always with me… My only wish is that she would have been able to meet and hold her grandkids, and for them to know their grandmothers love.