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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursdays Feelings

Sandra/Madsnapper sent this to me. She didn't have any idea what this cartoon would mean to me - she was just being sweet, but it just so happened it represented one of the best memories I have!

2003- My grandson was about 15 months old and my mother was 83. My grandson did not have a huge vocabulary at the time, but he did have sounds for certain things/ thoughts. My mother loved him so much. He loved her. Now, I don't mean to be morbid here, but she was dying. When she was in hospice in her final days the GS was on her bed with her. The minister was praying with us. We were all holding hands with one another. The GS went over to my mother and snuggled in with her. It was so sweet. It was like he knew she needed that. She told him, "I love you" and he said "Pooh" to her (he loved Winnie the Pooh so that was his word for I love you).

Those were the last words my mother ever said. Isn't that a wonderful memory? I think so. She went into a coma for a few days. All of a sudden her eyes opened, she looked at me, my daughter, and then my niece. She then raised her arm up because someone had come to get her - of course I believe it was Jesus.

And I do think this is true - you don't spell love - you have to feel love. Anyone can spell it.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:


Can you think of any others to add?


And last but not least (lol) I'm going for a colonoscopy tomorrow! You know what that all means. I would appreciate a quick prayer.

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47 comments:

Sandra said...

now you made me tear up. i had not idea what it meant, i just liked it. what a priceless memory of your mother and it fits so perfectly with this pooh cartoon. oh no on the C and i will say a prayer for you.

Paxie said...

Thanks for visiting hon...this post was so sweet. My son had Winnie the Pooh when he was little :)

Good luck tomorrow. The worst part is today LOL

Gloria Hood said...

Great post! Prayers for tomorrow.

Debbie said...

I couldn't agree with you more and I think that's a wonderful, wonderful memory.

And yuck the colonsocopy. I will put that necessary unpleasantness on the list.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I had a colonopscopy almost 2 years ago and I never ever ever want another. Hope it all goes smoothly.

That's one of the most beautiful last memories I've ever heard!

Thisisme. said...

Oh Sandie, I have tears in my eyes now. What a beautiful story about your mum and your grandson when he was very young. What a lovely way for her to go, and what a wonderful memory for you to hang on to. I love all the quotes today, especially the header photo and the Benjamin Franklin quote. I might well share some of these. I know you won't mind! Love your new profile pic by the way. Good luck for your Colonoscopy tomorrow. Prayers being said as we speak! Hugs.

Lynn said...

What a lovely story! And your mom went off to Heaven with loving thoughts given and received. The cartoon is perfect for that.

And good luck on the colonoscopy - I had one of those before. The only tip I would give you is to not add lemon lime crystal light powder to the stuff you drink. I had that bright idea - thinking it would go down easier, but now I hate that flavor to this day. :)

laurie said...

such a great post, I will keep you in my prayers,

TARYTERRE said...

Such a sweet story about your mother and son. A lasting memory for sure. Prayers for you. Take care.

Jill said...

Having gone through something so similar, I have tears flowing. God Bless you and keep you always, Sandie.

Shug said...

A sweet sweet post sandie. Bless you today.
Shug

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That was so sweet Sandie! I am so glad you have that wonderful memory! I hate colonoscopy butt they must be done (sorry couldn't help myself)~ I Pooh you! Linda

Remington said...

You will be in our thoughts and prayers, my friend....

Deb said...

good luck with your procedure...isn't Sandra a sweetie pie...

That corgi :) said...

What a sweet story describing love; precious memories I bet the family have of that time! Prayers for your colonoscopy, Sandie. I think sometimes the prep is worse than the actual procedure :)

I'm sure it will go fine!

betty

lailani said...

Thank you for providing a spot I KNOW I can come visit for a giggle and some light heartedness!

Happy Thursday!!

Marydon said...

Best wishes for a colonoscopy, sweet friend. Had mine a couple weeks ago & they only found (1) unwanted visitor, & it was removed.

I love the Pooh ... what a beautiful story.

I am miserable ... pulled muscle on my side & side effects from RA meds, look like a marshmallow.

Let me know you are ok after procedure.
Hugs, TTFN ~
Marydon

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for sharing the sweetness of your mother...

Retired English Teacher said...

I loved hearing this story. I believe one of the great blessings is to be surrounded by loved ones as one leaves this earth. My last sight of my father was of him raising his arms toward heaven also. He was so ready to go to be with the Lord. He slipped into sleep and peacefully died within a few hours of him reaching up to heaven and asking the Lord to take him.

Anonymous said...

I'll never forget that day!! I miss her. I'm glad they loved each other so much. Praying for you tonight....I'm waiting to see if the 'new' drink is any better. Here's to hoping.... Kelly

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is definitely a beautiful story. Saying a prayer for you tomorrow. I got the paperwork but haven't made an appt. yet :(

photowannabe said...

Beautiful thoughts.
They brought back a memory of my Mother in Law about to go to heaven too. Our Granddaughter was about 2 and we all went into the hospital to say our goodbyes. Sweet little Granddaughter patted her cheek and said good bye Great Grandma. We love you. It was a huge sentence for her and they were the last words Mother in Law heard. Its a precious memory.
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
I'm putting you on my favorites list.
Sue

Eva Ason said...

I love these thoughts! What a nice story and memory =) I have always loved Pooh, he's my fav.
I'll say prayers for you my friend!
Big hugs
Eva

Jim said...

Yes, Sandie, it was Jesus!

Best wishes for your colonoscopy tomorrow. (Is that an oxymoron?) I pray for the doctors, for you, and for good results.

Katrin's mom, you just came from the the poodle post, died of colon cancer that had spread way too far before they found it. Her husband had died from colon cancer a couple of years before. We have Katrin, her dog.
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✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

That is a very sweet story about your mother and your GS.

I hope the colonoscopy is just for a checkup.

Hugs,
Dee

Sally said...

So sweet, Sandi. And, tomorrow? I'll be thanking of you. God bless.

Sally said...

So sweet, Sandi. And, tomorrow? I'll be thanking of you. God bless.

LV said...

What a very warm and touching post. Your mother would be proud that you honored her in this way. Wishing you the best on your test.

Cranberry Morning said...

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Grandma Yellow Hair said...

That darn Google I will learn to copy my comments before leaving the page. It just ate my really long comment. lol
I was saying that I will be more than happy to pray for you and I know you hate to have this done but it is good you are.
I love this story. It is a beautiful one to share with all of us. I so enjoyed reading it and I know your Mom would love having you share it with all of us.
Pooh is a great word for Love.
I met Angela through our awesome world of blogging. She is a brave and sweet lady. Glad she came by and said hello so I could join her site.
She had no cancer in her lymph nodes so that is a very good sign.
Thanks honey for introducing me to her.
I will think of you and pray for you
Love
Maggie

Linda O'Connell said...

Sandie, what a touching post. My best for tomorrow. Mine is due in January.

Blondee said...

I so needed this post today. Thank you for always being an uplifting corner in my world. Things went very badly with the hubby at the psychologists. I will fill you in about it another time. :)

You are in my prayers. I used to work at a Gastro office, so well versed in the prep and procedure. Don't be afraid to speak up at any point. You shouldn't feel anything at all. Hugs!

jack69 said...

I enjoyed the read, and that was such a sweet story, with deep meaning. and such a good thought the last words. Love is said and spelled in so many ways.
Also mentioned you name in prayer.

sherry & Jack in Florida for a couple week more.

Grandma Bonnie said...

I love your 5 simple rules for happiness. My prayers are with you. I wish you well.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What a sweet post.
And I adore Winnie the Pooh stuff.
Yes, prayers for you tomorrow
love
tweedles

Angela said...

Such a loving tribute to the love that your mother and grandson shared! That is indeed a true God wink and so sweet of a memory to have!

I hope everything goes well tomorrow Sandie! I've heard the worst part is the day before!

Hugs,
Angela

Susan said...

That was, indeed, a most precious memory that you have, Sandie. Thanks for sharing that sweet story. Does GS remember?

By now you have made umpteen trips to the you-know-where. GOOD LUCK tomorrow. You will be sleepy.

Take care, Sandie. Will be thinking and praying for you. Susan

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

That was a beautiful story about your mom and grandson. She went with love, that is the best we could hope for.

Hope everything goes well tomorrow. I have been in that awkward position too many times. The good thing is that they put you out right after they tell you to lay on your side. I often wonder what makes a doctor choose that specialty.

skoots1mom said...

being a 13-yr colon cancer survivor, bravo for going to have your test...too many ppl don't get them
prayers for sweet sleep, easy procedures and a clean report

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Sandie, The colonoscopy is a piece of cake... I've had two. The hardest part is the day before ---when you are cleaning out your system. Yuk!!!! Good Luck!!! Prayers for you.

Love your story about your grandson and your Mom. What a fabulous memory...

Hugs,
Betsy

Flora said...

Loving memories of your mom and GS.....thinking of you tomorrow!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a wonderful memory of your mother and grandson. I agree with Pooh, you don't spell it, you feel it.

Good luck tomorrow.

Granny Annie said...

Watch out after the colonoscopy. You know that you will tell all as the anesthetic wears off!

Touching story you shared:)

Jojo said...

Good link with your procedure! Had mine and it failed...I have to do it again!!!

Ann said...

What a sweet story that is and I can understand why the cartoon meant so much.
Good luck with the colonoscopy I'll say a few prayers for you

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

You got me to tear up also.The Grandmother and your Mom.

Then I had a laugh with the dog to dance.

Love your blogging.

Love your images. Your videos.

Sharon said...

What a precious story about GS and your mom. That was so very sweet.

Simple rules for happiness? Add this one - keep your eyes focused on Jesus.

And, as far as the dreaded colonoscopy - hope that went well. A toast to your well-being, "Bottom's Up!"

xo