A sweet mother and daughter, somewhere in this world...

A sweet mother and daughter, somewhere in this world…

I found this story on Facebook, and it really spoke to me, maybe because my little mommy is very elderly and every time I visit, it very well could be the last time I see her on this earth.  I hope you will read and enjoy this little story, apply it to whomever in your life it has meaning, and then, show them in some way how much you appreciate their life and relationship with you.

 “Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter’s departure had been announced…. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said: “I love you and I wish you enough.” The daughter replied, “Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom.” They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I sat. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, “Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?” “Yes, I have,” I replied. “Forgive me for asking but why is this a forever good-bye?” “I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is the next trip back will be for my funeral,” she said. When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, “I wish you enough.” May I ask what that means?” She began to smile. “That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.” She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more. “When we said ‘I wish you enough’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them”. Then turning toward me, she shared the following, reciting it from memory, “I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.” She then began to cry and walked away. 

They say it takes a minute to find a special person. An hour to appreciate them. A day to love them. And an entire life to forget them. Please Share this with your friends. It has the potential to inspire a lot of people.”

The Good News is that as Christians, when we rely on, trust in, believe in Jesus, we have hope to see our Christian loved ones forever and our separation is only for a moment in time.  If you have never received Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life, may I encourage you to do so.  He is loving, kind, strong, patient, forgiving and merciful.  Speaking personally, praying the sinners prayer was the best thing I have ever done in my whole life and I would recommend it with all my heart.  Life as a Christian is not easy, He will not allow you to stay as you are, you will forever grow, learn about yourself, and sometimes it isn’t very pleasant, but the peace and fulfillment factor is well worth whatever you may give up.

What I can promise you, though, is that you will have enough, and more than enough!