Monday, February 21, 2011

Sometimes you just need your Momma!

My oldest daughter just had shoulder surgery this past week.  This may sound crazy, but I was almost disappointed that her husband seemed to be taking such good care of her that she didn't seem to need me!!!   ...Then the call came ---  "Momma, I just need you."   And of course, I rushed to her side.  She didn't need me to DO anything for her; she just wanted my presence beside her.  Her husband was meeting all her needs except for the presence of her Momma.

I felt kind of like that this weekend.  We had some unexpected trauma in our lives, and I just felt like I needed my Mommie!  In fact, I curled up in a near fetal position on the loveseat while shedding tears, and encircled my knees with a hug from my arms trying to bring myself the comfort that it seemed only a Mother could give.

While I was doing this, I felt like God was whispering some verses in my mind reassuring me of His love and care for me.  Verses like Psalm 36:7  "How priceless is your unfailing love!  Both the high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings," and Psalm 17:8 "Hide me in the shadow of your wings!" 

And who could forget the comfort that Psalm 91 brings in times of distress?  "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust...He will cover you with His feather, and under His wings you will find refuge..."

So, today I am choosing to see myself curled up "under His wings," rest in His "unfailing love," and know that no challenge is too big for Him to handle. 


Whidbey Woman said...

Beautiful! God comes to us in moments like that, doesn't He? May His peace reign with you all week.

Charlotte said...

I love every one of those verses you shared. When I am in need of comfort or help, I like knowing that He is there protecting me, that I can find safety and rest under the shadow of His wing.

Loren said...

Oh the love of a mother! Such a wonderful gift from the Lord for sure!

I came from Spiritual Sundays! Saying a prayer for you and asking the Lord to bring you HIS Peace and Comfort as HE meets your every need!

sarah said...

my 15 yr. old had a party last night..invited a few new friends...she was full of excitment but when everyone left....she curled up in my arms. She just needed me and that felt so good. I really like how you tied this need in to resting in His arms.

Karen said...

You know, I have felt like that this week. I said to the Lord, "I want my Mama!" I am thankful for Holy Spirit who nurtures and comforts us in times of need.

Joan said...

Even after I married, I wanted my mother around when I was sick. (She always said the same thing about her mother.)

But you know there is no other place I would rather be than underneath the shadow of His wings.


Janet said...

I love this. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. You've encouraged me.

char72 said...

I can identify with this as I'm sure probably most everyone can. Nobody replaces a Mama. Nobody here on earth that is. It is comforting to know that though Mama has been gone for over 11 years, God never goes away, and he is always available to comfort. Thank you for this timely message.

Virginia said...

When we trust in the LORD, we experience the glowing presence of His everlasting love. His love does endure forever.

Judy said...

Hi Esther,

Nice to meet you!

As I've gotten older, I realize more than ever that no matter how old you are you always need your mommy. But thank the Lord for His unfailing love and protection. He was right there for you when you needed Him most. Praise God! He often shows up when we least expect it!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a message. I really appreciate it. I love meeting new people and engaging in spirited conversation. Hope to speak with you again soon.


Annesphamily said...

I miss my mom so much! She has been gone since November 2001. But I do know that feeling. There is no one like your momma. Thanks for sharing. I will pray for your daughters recovery.

Pamela said...

Beautiful thoughts. So underserving of His shelter, yet how can we refuse such a loving gift?

Judy said...

what a beautifully written post today and so touching and words that I can indeed echo myself. thank you, lots of love, Judyx