Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom !

Today is my Mom's birthday....and I wanted to blog about the dream I had about her the other night.  I miss her so much ... but when she comes to me in my dreams...well, for just a little while I feel better and that she is with me.  I know she is with me all the time...but I don't always "feel" it...when I dream of her...then I can feel her sweet Spirit.  Happy Birthday my sweet, beloved Mom ... Love Always and Forever.

I Dreamed About My Mom Last Night - January 11, 2012

I wanted at least to get this down ... I dreamed about my mom last night.  I can't tell you how much I miss her and it's been so long since she has passed on to paradise.  But, I miss her still, she was such a wonderful mom ... nobody could take her place.  There is a hole in my heart that can't be filled while she is gone from this earthly plane.   I feel like a shadow of a mother compared to her, but try hard to be like her.  I can't tell you how unselfish and giving and gentle and kind she was ... to all her family, and to everybody she came in contact with.  Everybody loved mom.  

I do think she gave me a "visit" last night and I so needed that.  In the dream I thought she was still on this plane of existence and even told her wasn't she surprised that she outlived daddy.  Usually in my dreams I know she has passed and am so delighted and overjoyed to see her.  But in this dream, for the first time, I forgot that, and she was alive here and now.  She pulled me into another room for us to be alone and she whispered something in my ear, but I don't know what it was.  She had a big smile on her face and I felt everything is going to be ok.  I've been so worried as of late and try not to think of my problems and concentrate on thinking positive and going forward as best as I can, but it's been so hard.  So, her coming to me has really helped. 

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
~a poem written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Fry  

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft star-shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Well, it's been a few days since the dream ... you know I feel better .... sometimes we do have to feel these sad feelings and write about them ... then let them go ... keeping the wonderful warm memories.  I know mom is with me and she doesn't want me to be sad.  So writing about your feelings do help.
With Wishes for Goodness and Light To Be In Everyone's Life With Lots of LOVE.


Marfi-topia said...

what a wonderful treat for you to have had that dream!
When my mom passed this was read for her, I found much comfort in it.

I am home in heaven dear ones
Oh, so peaceful and so bright
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed
I am now at peace forever
Safely home in heaven at last

Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade
Oh but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade

And he came himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread
And with Jesus arm to lean on
Could I have one doubt or dread

Then you must not grieve so sorely
For I love you dearly still
Try to look beyond earth's shadows
Pray to trust our Father's will

There is work still waiting for you
So you must not idly stand
Do it now while life remaineth
You shall rest in Jesus' land

When the work is all completed
He will gently call you home
Oh the rapture of that meeting
Oh the joy to see you come.

Lady Caer Morganna said...

What a beautiful post and a wonderful tribute to your beloved mother! I have always loved that poem, too. I actually wrote an adaption of it for my Mabon/Autumn Equinox ritual. Makes me cry every single time!

Blessings always,


ArtSings1946 said...

Thank you Kim for your heart-felt words. I love this poem and it speaks to my soul about what we really are. It's a mysterious and magical Universe. Do you have a post on your Mabon ritual? I'll have to go see.

Love and Light and Her Blessings to ALL!

ArtSings1946 said...

Oh, Incipient Wings, thank you so much for the beautiful post and for sharing your heart-felt poem. My sister reads this every Christmas dinner since her twin passed .... she hasn't gotten through it yet without breaking down. My beloved daughter read the Prayer to St. Francis at my mom's funeral at her graveside. It really describes my Mom. She was a lot like St. Francis. Not a dry-face could be found.

Although we all walk on different Spiritual paths ... they all lead to the same place and that place is called LOVE.

Blessings and Happiness to ALL !

Vivienne Moss said...

Oh ArtSings, i feel the same way when my brother "visits". I also use the same poem in rememberance of him. Thank you for sharing your beautiful dream. I bet someday you will know what your mother whispered to you.

Blessings, V.

ArtSings1946 said...

Greetings Sweet V, thank you for your heartfelt comments. Bittersweet....such a wonderful and miserable emotion...I wouldn't trade one minute of it. I am so glad I found you and your blog sweet sister. I think of this poem as very pagan, at least that's my view.

May The Goddess Bless and Keep You !
Love and Light to ALL

Lady Caer Morganna said...

Actually, I do, my sister!!! It would be in my Label section of my blog under "Solitary Mabon Ritual"!



Magic Love Crow said...

This is such a beautiful post! A Big Warm Happy Birthday wish to your beautiful mom! I love the picture and the poem! Very touching! You are blessed, that she comes to you! One day you will know what she whispered to you ;o)Big Hugs!

ArtSings1946 said...

Thanks Stacy...I hope I do get to know what she whispered. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. She was truly a natural beauty and I remember as a little girl being in awe with her beauty.

Love and Light and All Things Good !

ArtSings1946 said...

Thanks for the info Kim....I'll take a peek tomorrow.

Your Sister In Spirit Always,

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

That was such a sweet post.

It is always difficult for the next generation to feel they are as good as the previous but like you said we try.

Sounds like you get to be with her in your dreams and that she is still in your heart must be a great comfort to you.

Take Care, regards, T. :)

ArtSings1946 said...

Thanks so much T for your sweet and thoughtful comments. All of you have brought me much happiness today.

Love and Light,

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday to your beautiful mother. What a beautiful gift to have her visit through dreamland. I so enjoy when my loved ones stop in as well. It brings such a peaceful warmth to know they think of me as I think of them. Hugs to you, sweetie.

ArtSings1946 said...

Oh, Mina, you know what I mean! I ask to remember my dreams when I think of it just before I drop off to sleep. Sometimes I ask my Mom to come visit and to make sure I remember. I'm so happy you also remember and experience your loved ones. Your right, when we think of them, it makes them happy and they are right by our side, even though we don't know it. That goes for the Angels and Fairies least that's my belief.

Love and Light and All Things Good Always !

Paola said...

Really beautiful post!!
Thank you for sharing this poem with us.

Unknown said...

This is such a wonderful post!
Mom will always be special to us.
Cheers to them and my happy birthday wishes to your mom.
Thumbs up!