This past weekend, I got to go visit my Daddy. I love getting to hang out with him. We sit a lot. And that's fine with me.
Actually, on Saturday afternoon, while my husband, son and my brother and his kids all went to the movies, Daddy and I had a contest. He sat on the sofa at one end and I lay down on the other. We raced to see who fell asleep first.
Daddy won, hands down. But I won for the longest nap!
We had good North Carolina Bar-B-Que, banana pudding and delicious apples. We read through some of Mom's memories that she and written down. (More about those in another post.)
We just enjoyed being around each other. As we prepared to leave, I asked my husband to take my picture with Daddy. That's when I saw it. Look in the background of our shot...there are pictures of my Mom on the mantel, smiling and beautiful. Right over our shoulders!
You know, it feels as if she's still here. I can't believe it's been a year and a half since we lost her.
I think about her every single day. I feel her love, her encouragement. I miss her for sure! But I love how deeply she's taken up residence in my heart.
I do feel as if Mom is watching over us, cheering us on. Still loving all of us.
For that, I am ever so grateful!
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