I lost my mother to cancer nearly 6 years ago, and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her.
But yesterday, I grew worried that I might not remember her face, or the sweet timbre of her voice, or even her hugs and how much better they always made you feel.
My mom has a wonderful way of showing me signs that she is very much still with me. Sometimes it’s a certain song on the radio or I’ll catch the scent of her perfume out of nowhere.
Whatever it is, it always brings me comfort, and it always comes right on time.
Well, for a couple of weeks I had been drowning myself in work projects, not coming up for air really. So yesterday, after I had been working largely all day, my WiFi decided to quit on me along with my cell phone network. That never happens. Or at least not both at the same time.
So I literally could not work anymore. At first I was a little put off, but it hit me that it had to be my mom. She was letting me know that I needed to take a break. That I had worked long and hard enough and she forced me to take a break.
Since I was still able to watch TV, I watched a fee shows and then checked my network and WiFi. Still nothing.
So, I simply smiled, looked up and thanked my mom for the (not-so-subtle) reminder that I need to give myself a break.
After that I went to bed and had the most peaceful sleep and woke up this morning feeling refreshed and reassured.
And just like that, my 4G network was in full swing and the WiFi back, string as ever this morning.
It was wonderful to be reminded that she’s still here with me everyday, even when I may not think so. What a gift!
Thank you, again, mom. I miss you too!