Friday, April 12, 2013
How to truly melt a Mom's heart
It has been a habit of mine to pray with Lillian at night. I start and pray for each member of the family..health, good day at school..safety. I say amen and then Lillian tries to close her eyes and mumbles...not ever saying words, just grunting essentially. ( I have I ever mentioned that she isn't able to voluntarily close her eyes?) I have to admit, I fell out of the habit and this week she reached for my hand and kept squenching her eyes shut and it finally dawned on me that she wanted to pray. I started saying my prayer and finished. ( I never mention myself in prayer). She began mumbling as she always does...and then she said "mom" in the midst of her "words". She knew and recognized that I did not pray for myself and there she was, in her way whispering a prayer for "mom". I was on a cloud. It has always been sweet to listen to her offer her prayers even though I do not understand it. But to actually hear her insert my name hit me on so many levels I cannot even describe it. Blessed. Nothing but blessed.
Posted by Michelle at 9:09 PM