Today is Mother’s Day and its that special day when we are reminded of the joy, fruit and celebration of motherhood. It is a day when our children lets us know we are loved and appreciated in their own special way.
But not all moms have this luxury and privilege. To some of us, it may be one of the darkest days of the year because it is an even heavier reminder that there is a big hole in our hearts that will only be whole again one fine day when we are reunited with our precious children.
Dandelions From Heaven
Mothers Day is coming…and I wanted to send you a sign…
Something you can tell others…”Is from an angel of mine”.
So I searched the Heavens high and low for that perfect thing..
…And low and behold I found it….and a smile I hope it will bring
So when you look to the Heavens…and see the yellow stars in the sky…
Just think of me…your angel… in the Heavens way up high…
And just imagine those stars…are dandelions up above…
Yes! Dandelions are also in Heaven…,which you know how much I love.
So on this Mothers Day… when you awake and feel blue…
You will notice those yellow stars…are no longer in view…
So just look to the meadows and the dandelions you see….
Are the ones I’ve tossed down this Mothers Day from me!
And when you find a dandelion that has turned from yellow to white…
You’re supposed to make a wish…and then blow with all your might.
For you will be blowing kisses… to me in Heaven above….
And I will be catching them and blowing them back…sent with all my love.
Below is another grieving mom’s entry to an online support group for grieving mothers that I joined a few years ago, and my response to her entry. This happened on my third Mother’s Day after losing my baby, Raquel.
♥ I had a sign sent to me from LL yesterday ♥
Do you remember the Dandelion poem that Barbara posted yesterday? It was beautiful. I asked to be tagged in it because of how lovely it was. After being tagged, I had to leave to take my boys to a photo shoot. This was my mother’s day gift to myself. I wanted a pic with all 3 of my kids (see profile pic). It turned out great. The shoot took place outside. The sun was shinning and the birds were singing. After the photo shoot, my rainbow baby picked a dandelion and gave it to me. The photographer still had his camera out and took a picture of C handing me the dandelion. It was the most amazing thing. My baby girl had her baby brother give me a flower sent from her xxx Mommy loves you xxx
Meyzel ‘RaquelsMummy’ Your story reinforced my dandelion experience even more. I hopped on the page about to share my dandelion story which I experienced just now, at this very moment. Out of all the posts yours was the very first one I read. Since I saw Barbara’s post about the Dandelion poem some days ago, I have been eagerly waiting for this day, Mother’s Day, to get my dandelion from Raquel. I spent the day at Monterey, CA with my family. On our way there and the entire time we were there, I was secretly looking for my dandelion all over. I looked around the parking lot, in the gutter, or a patch of grass we walked by, I looked everywhere but didn’t find any. I didn’t want to tell anyone because I didn’t want to get disappointed or have them feel bad for me.
After spending the whole afternoon there, I came home empty handed not finding a single dandelion. I wrapped up the day, tucked my older daughter in bad and finally accepted I wasn’t getting my dandelion. At that moment, just when I had finally given up, I decided to open my my email before going to sleep. Voila! There it was, I received an interactive digital Mother’s Day card from her grandma and grandpa on their dad’s side. The very first image that popped up was a dandelion. The card was somewhat like a slideshow where it changed pages showing different flowers. As the screens changed to the next, all throughout the card, the dandelion kept flying around all the other flowers that came next. I knew right away it was the sign I was waiting all day from Raquel. I knew it in my heart! Thank you baby for a beautiful end to my Mother’s Day. My heart is filled with JOY. I LOVE YOU.
I also want to share another Mother’s day sign I received in 2013 (2 years after the story above). For those who haven’t read my other posts, the color purple and the number 11:11 are some of my other signs from Raquel. (I write about it more in Angel Winks and Heaven Signs, if you’d like a smile filled read)
So today, on Mother’s Day, I honor and remember ALL mothers, those who continue to nurture their children on earth and those who had to give one back… especially those of us who had to give one back.
Even though our babies are no longer physically with us, they always try to find a way to let us know their love is always with us, within us and surrounding us…. and that they’re never too far away. If we keep our hearts open, we will see their signs. God bless your hearts on Mother’s Day and always.