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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

How I Long For Her Touch

"How I Long For Her Touch"

My mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung cancer on December 9, 2008 at the age of 55. The Dr.'s told us she had 6-8 months to live and so I decided to stay with her as long as she was with us. I lived in Fort Lauderdale at the time and she lived in Missouri. I had a wonderful job that allowed me to transfer to Missouri so I could be with my mom. We shared some wonderful moments together. We laughed, we cried, we laughed some more. My mom taught me a very powerful lesson during the last few months of her life. That is, she taught me to slow down and hug.....
Being a wife,mother of 4 kids, and working a part-time job, I found my self running ragged, not really spending quality time with my family. Yeah, I hugged them, and told them I loved them but something was lacking....
I was getting ready to leave for Florida to spend super bowl Sunday with my husband and kids. I went in to see my mom at the hospital before I left. As always, she hugged me good bye but this hug was different. It was the most wonderful hug! She hugged me as any mother would knowing her days were numbered. She held me for what seemed an eternity. Putting her hand behind my head and gently caressing my hair. She whispered how much she loved me and couldn't wait for me to get back. "I will miss you while you're gone, so hurry back." she said. I held back the tears as I hugged her goodbye. "I'll see you in a few days, mom. I love you," I said as I walked out the door. When I returned, the Dr. told us she only had a few days left. The Lord allowed me to spend the last 5 days of her life with her at the hospital. We hugged a lot. I held her hands. I caressed her hair. I laid with her. I loved on her and she loved on me. How I miss my mom! How I long to be in her arms! Oh, How I miss her hugs!
" Her Hugs"
Her touch, her smile, her heart,
her hugs, her eyes,
her laugh, her wink, her whistle.
Who could forget?
Oh, how I miss her hugs!

This poem is dedicated to my mom, Cindy Rose who lost her battled to Lung cancer on February 9Th, 2009. She may have lost on earth, but she won the grand prize! Eternity in heaven with Jesus!
For those of you who have lost a loved one whether it be to cancer or any
other reason,I pray that you remember their hugs.