Regifting Love

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Holidays can be difficult when we are missing someone special and can be especially loaded with emotional memories. These memories are gifts of love left for us to savor.

When I was very much a child without funds to buy gifts I still wanted to give my mother something very special for Christmas.   She was the beacon of love for me, my first friend, my caregiver, my teacher.   I looked upon her as a never ending supply for meeting my needs.  But I wanted to make her happy too, I wanted to give something to her to show how much I loved her, not really understanding that just being her child gave her more joy than I imagined.

She had a statute by her bed; it was French in nature, a woman in plaster with a renaissance look.  I don’t know where she got it from but it somehow magically appeared by her bedside and I knew it meant something to her.  So I asked her for it, she said “no”. I asked her again, again she said “no”. I pleaded to her to give it to me, all along in my little head knowing I would wrap it up and give it back to her Christmas morning.  I was relentless, pleading, cajoling, demanding, and whimpering. I must have it! I think finally she figured out my purpose without letting on. She graciously gave in and gave it to me.  I lovingly put it in a shoe box and wrapped it.

On Christmas morning I presented it to her with such pride, here was a present from me to show her how much I loved her! A present she had bestowed upon me and now I returned with as much love. When my Mom opened it up she feigned surprise to my delight and said “Oh!! How did you know how much I love this?” It was a brilliant moment for both of us.

My Mom celebrates the holidays in Heaven these days, I am sure it is lovely there, magical in fact. I embrace the best memories as a testament to the love we shared. I hope all of you find those lovely little moments to cherish and make new ones this year with gifts of love.

About Angelnurse0513

I am a hospice nurse who has been writing spiritually inspired books for the past seven years. I have written a children's book called "Little Star" which is available in ebook format http://www.amazon.com/Little-Star-Phyllis-Higgins-ebook/dp/B00BOEHUS6. I am currently writing a novel on spiritual love and the afterlife and looking for a publisher. It is my deepest wish to help with the transition from this world to the next whether it be through my work in hospice or through my written words. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you have.
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