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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Why am I up at 4 a.m.

I am up because my daughter called with a problem that was upsetting her.

I can remember when I was first married, calling my mom late a night with some of my problems that occured. They seemed major at the time but now I look back on them, they weren't. I just needed some support and a kind word from someone and isn't that what we mothers are for? I can still hear mine tell me that everything would work out and it would be better in the morning.

She was usually right. Things did look better in the light of a new day. And for those few times it didn't she would quietly say, 'Pray and give it time. This too shall soon pass.'

You know earlier today I was feeling as though no one needed me any more. If I died, they would not even realize I was gone. This phone call made me realize I was wrong. They do still need me to calm their fears and talk them there a crisis when it occurs.


  1. I'm was up at 5:00 this morning...I guess our children will always need us...there have been early phone calls for me too in the past...Have a good day!

  2. I wouldn't dream of phoning my mother ever with a problem. She has never offered a compassionate shoulder to cry on.

    The help flows both ways with my kids though. Any time of day or night. I think that's what family is all about.

  3. Thanks for the words of grace... My heavy heart swells w/ grief. Knowing that Beth landed on her feet in heaven brings peace. Wondering and questioning why God choose not to heal her keeps me at unrest.. Thank you for your post.. My daughter is getting married this summer... I aspire to be like you w/ your daughter.. Good wisdom~

  4. I hope you get more sleep tonight. Your relationship with your daughter sounds wonderful. As long as your a mother, a friend or neighbor you would be very much missed. A world without caring people wouldn't be a wonderful world now would it. God Bless you and keep you safe in his light.
    Wonderful dreams blogger friend, Bernie