My dearest child, I want to try to reach out to you from my new home, and I hope somehow you will be able to understand. I know that this time each year on your Earthly calendar you pause to remember me and all the other motherly figures in your life. I see how you recall fond memories of times we spent together like viewing old movies over and over again. I too still remember all those beautiful moments. The memories we made together are indeed eternal and still very real. You will understand this someday. However, I also see that this day is bittersweet for you and that you have a sense of sadness that I am no longer with you to continue making memories. I wish you could know that nothing could be farther from the truth! You may not see me, but I am still there in more ways than you could ever imagine. You were taught from an early age that God gives his angels the charge of watching over his children. Well my child, I was assigned to watch over you! It’s one of the percs of my new situation! I see your every move.
How I wish I could tell you that I didn’t become a mother on the day you were born; I was a mom the minute I knew I had conceived you! I started loving you months before I ever saw your beautiful face for the first time. I cradled you the first time I felt you moving inside me. I sang lullabies to you every night before I went to sleep. I began to pray over your life, that God would bless you and keep you from all pain long before I ever experienced the pain of introducing you to the world and your new family. There is a bond that forms between a mother and her child that only moms fully appreciate, and I can assure you that the bond is never severed, even after death! In fact it is only now that I truly understand the unconditional love between a parent and a child since I am with my true Father and can see things more clearly from my new vantage point. You are even now more precious to me than ever before. I never thought that possible, but I can assure you it’s true!
You have become the embodiment of every good thing I tried to teach you all those years. I know there are times when you wonder if I would be proud of the person you’ve become. I wish you knew the pride I still feel as I watch over you. I see a bit of me in you with every act of loving kindness you show others. I observe how you courageously respond to earthly challenges; I feel the emotions you have when you worry about others. I see the full intent of a heart much bigger than I ever imagined while on Earth, one full of goodness and love that is an uncommon virtue in your world. And each and every time I see you doing things out of the love you learned from me, I thank my Father that he blessed me of all people with the privilege of being your mother. Nothing I ever achieved or accomplished in my old home means more to me now than being selected to be your mom. How I wish I could accurately relay that to you now.
I know there are supposedly no egos up here, but moms still get together and share stories of their children and stake claims to bragging rights. You child, have given me so many stories since I left that it never seems like a fair fight with the other moms! God in his mercy has actually given us all the privilege of being the guardian angels of our earthly children. It is perhaps our greatest reward! So while we await the appointed time when we will be reunited, I want to assure you of my presence. There are little ways I can still interact with you-I just hope you know it’s me. When you are walking and you feel that soft breeze on your face or see that tiny butterfly land near you and sense a calming spirit, that’s me! When you experience the pride of watching your children grow, you got that from me! And when you face the challenges that life will throw at you but sense a peace about it, that’s God channeling through me to you! I will be in the laughter you can’t explain, the songs that bring you to tears, the worship that flows freely from you heart and even in the love you feel for that special someone God gave you. I’m there in all of it, still loving, still caring, still so full of pride I can’t speak. You will never be alone and you and I will never be separated by time or distance because I am no longer bound by those things! So on this special day when you remember me, I hope you know that I am celebrating you my dear child. My greatest badge of honor was, and still is, that of being your mom! I am still learning all the ways I can touch you, but I have plenty of time and a great teacher! You are forever in my heart and I will forever be in yours. I will ask God to reveal that to you every day until we are together again.