Stories of Faith

Stars from Heaven, Dandelions on Earth

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

 

My Response:

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.

 

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25 Comment

  1. Karla
    May 14, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Hugggggg! I’m not yet a mother but I’m really touched with your words. I’m sorry for your loss. Your child is blessed to have you as a mom.

  2. My Teen Guide
    May 14, 2018 at 8:24 am

    How touching! I have a good friend who lost her only child when she was only 5 years old. Mother’s day is always a difficult time for her and her words are always full of grief and longing for her child. It is true that even if a child is no longer with us, we can look up to the stars and feel their love.

  3. Iya - Louisa
    May 14, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    This is such a beautiful post. When you loose a child you do not stop being a mum. So much respect for you on mothers day and any day for sharing this story!

  4. Rachel
    May 14, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing the poem. Mother’s Day celebrates moms in all forms!

  5. Diana
    May 14, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss! A parent should never lose a child! Once you are a mother you are always a mother. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Clarice Lao | Camping for Women
    May 14, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    This is very heartwarming. Last Sunday, I saw a lot of people in the cemetery and I realized a lot has lost their parents already. It is about time we send them love as much as we can while they are still here on earth.

  7. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    May 14, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Mother’s Day can be a difficult time for those that have lost a parent or even a child. It’s all that more important for those that still have mother’s to show them how much they are appreciated x

  8. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    May 14, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    SO much love for anyone who has lost a parent or child. My son died 12 years ago and mothers day is so hard for me. xx

  9. Sam
    May 14, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    What a touching post. I’m so glad you got your sign :). As someone who had a miscarriage last year, I definitely pictured this mother’s day a lot differently, and so I can relate a little bit to what you’re saying. Thinking of you <3

  10. Amalia Silva
    May 14, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Such powerful post and must say it leaves me a tear to read this…but I’m happy you got your sign in the end! Keep being strong!

  11. Brandy
    May 14, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    This speaks so much, it’s a wonderful tribute to those who have lost a child. I can only imagine the sadness that comes with this. I love that there are ways to celebrate our children on Earth and those up in the stars. Big hugs!

  12. Brandon Hudson
    May 15, 2018 at 12:51 am

    This was a beautiful post! Mothers don’t get enough credit for what they do and I’m very thankful for my mom and the relationship we have!

  13. Alison Rost
    May 15, 2018 at 6:07 am

    It’s certainly not easy to lose a child. This was such a moving post, happy mother’s day to all the mothers out there. We’ve all faced so many challenges along the way but we’ve managed to conquer them all. What a great way to end mothers day for you.

  14. Jelena
    May 15, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Thank you for this wonderful post. Often our children are injured and I often wonder how much I am a good mother. I have three children and I really need some encouragement in that way.

  15. Geraline Batarra
    May 15, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Such a nice post and it is a very touching story. I enjoy reading this and it makes me cry because of the things that you’ve encountered from the past. Thank you for sharing this kind of inspirational story with us.

  16. sabrina barbante
    May 15, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Motherhood, in any of its amazing manifestations, stays in our lives forever. There is no loss… but I can emphatically understand how hard the absence is. A big and sincere hug

  17. Dalene Ekirapa
    May 15, 2018 at 11:53 am

    This is so touching ma’am! So sorry for your loss and for sure, this speaks much. At times, we don’t get to appreciate our mothers while we have them and yes, we have to change this. Hugs!

  18. Chinedu
    May 15, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Wow, I was very moved by your post. I am sorry for your loss, it takes great courage to talk about it. We can often take mother’s day for granted, this post just put’s life into perspective and reminds us of the people in our lives and who we should be grateful for.

  19. Elaine
    May 16, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Thank you for sharing this. As a mom of two living children and one lost to miscarriage, this message definitely resonated with me. It gave me a chance to think about the little one who could have been and also more appreciation for my kids. It’s a miracle and a blessing to be a mother, I should remember that always! Hugs to you!

  20. fashionandstylepolice
    May 16, 2018 at 10:45 am

    What a deep post. I am so sorry for your loss. Your words have reminded me to stay grateful and appreciate my mother some more. Thanks for sharing it.

  21. Elle (CleverlyChanging)
    May 16, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Your message hear really hits home. You are transparent and comforting. Hugs to you because losing a loved one is difficult and losing a child is even more trying. Thank you for sharing your peaceful words during this time.

  22. David Allen Elliott
    May 16, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    I can only imagine how difficult it could be to have your children pass before you do. It would make mothers day very hard. But you have such beautiful sentiments here. And you will be able to celebrate again with them someday.

  23. Nina
    May 17, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Thank you for this post. I lost my mother a little over two years ago. It definitely can be a hard day. This past year, I didn’t do much of anything to honor it. That’s completely okay too.

  24. London Mumma
    May 18, 2018 at 9:10 am

    oh darling, I love this beautiful and so powerful post from all of the women sharing there moments. I thank god everyday for my little girl.

  25. Sigrid
    May 22, 2018 at 1:27 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about this. Yeah, one of the saddest things to happen to a mother is to lose your child. 🙁 HUgs sis… much love.

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