Week 22

Forever In My Heart Friday. FIMHF. Week 22. 17 years…sigh. For 17 short years, I had the great joy of being Myesha’s mother and looking forward to the joy of Christmas morning with this sweet little girl. I was reflecting on the late nights of preparing Christmas cookies and milk for Santa. The parental stress of trying to get her to go to sleep so I could pull out the presents that were stashed and hidden, wrap them if they weren’t already, and place them under the tree. Oh my gosh…THE BATTERIES!! HOW DO I ALWAYS FORGET BATTERIES!! Last minute run to Walgreen’s to buy batteries. Then the panic sets in. Did I forget anything else?? As I rush home to finish my Motherly/Santa tasks.
Some years it took most of the night, and it seemed no sooner I had closed my eyes, exhausted, I was awakened by sequels of anticipatory joy, “SANTA CAME MOMMY, SANTA CAME!!!” Back out of bed I go, lol. Sleep deprived and exhausted, yet the smile on her face and twinkle in her eye always made it worth it each and every year!! While I will miss the sound of her voice next Friday on Christmas morning, her spirit will be surely be alive in our home. Mommy loves you Myesha Reed! FIM <3 F I WILL BE THERE Mom, tomorrow I will be there Though you may not see I'll smile and remember The last Christmas, with you and me Don't be sad mom I'm never far away Your heart has hidden sight My memory will always stay I watched as you touched the ornaments Sometimes a tear was shed as you did I touched you gently on your shoulder And on tiptoes I proudly stood I'm only gone for a little while mom I'm waiting for the day to be When God calls out your name mom We'll be together, just you wait and see But until that time comes Carry on as you did when I was there I tell the angels how much I love you There are angels here everywhere! I stand behind you some days When I know that you are sad I want you to be happy mom It would make my heart so glad So on this Christmas Eve, Mom Think of me as I will be thinking of you And touch that special ornament That I once made for you I love you mom I know you know I do And I'll be waiting here for you When your earthly life is through Love, Your child in Heaven Myesha Reed