Monday, June 23, 2008

Close

I have this unusual thing about me. When someone passes away I like to be at places they like to be. Last night we went to Dave and Busters. It was a place my mom liked to go on occasion to lunch, where she liked the tempura mushrooms. Then we went to Borders Books in Honolulu. I never go here. I go to the Borders that is now 10 minutes away from my house. But this is the Borders my mom went to. While there I was browsing and came across this book. About a month ago I came across this but thought I don't really like this type of book because the books I like usually have more meat in them, but mom would love this one. So last night I kept picking this book up and putting it down saying to myself "I can't buy this one, I'll probably hate it." Then I read the back, then I read the backs of the other books in this series, then I purchased "The Hungry Girl" Cookbook, then I went back and was so compelled I bought the book. I read the first page and really liked it so all I can say is "thanks mom."

I leave you all with one of my favorite songs and one that I truly thinks describes what Heaven will really be like.

8 comments:

Cheryl said...

Christina,

I take it as your Mom being right there with you. I lost my Dad almost 8 years ago to cancer, of course. I was extremely hard on my Mom. But, though the life she wanted has been cut short, she has done exceptionally well. I'm sure your Dad is experiencing a lot of the same feelings. I most definitely will pray that God will carry him through this extremely difficult time.

Remember I'm praying for you and your family.

Jen said...

I do this alot too. Time is on your side. This is what you need to be doing. Cry and Laugh girl. God is waiting to pick up your heart.

Denise said...

That is how I was when my momma passed away, I wanted to follow her footsteps, go where she liked to go. I love you, and my prayers for you continue.

Sandra said...

Chris my prayers for you and your family continue through this hard time.

You have me curious with that book, I think I would enjoy it :)

Hugs,
Sandra

SharonB said...

It's been 41 years since I lost my father (I was 5) and every now and then I still have this desire to go back to my hometown and visit the places that remind me of him.

It's perfectly normal. Losing a parent at any age is hard and we will grieve that loss through the years in different ways. The raw pain of it lessen, but we still grieve the loss.

Darlene said...

Christina, I am sorry for your loss. My father died over 20 years ago and on some days it seems just like yesterday. My mom ..in the past year is slowly doing down. I will be praying for you and your Dad.

Thanks for stopping by my place today.
Blessings my friend,
Darlene

Melissa in AZ said...

The dance was little fruity, but I LOVE the song!!! Who sings that?

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