Middle Child of Five
by CJ Devin
We lost Mom suddenly and unexpectedly last week. She was 30 minutes away from her 72nd birthday. It has had such an impact. I thought I was prepared. I wasn't. This will take some time to process and work through the grief. Meanwhile, I ran on to some journals that Mom had given me years ago. I put them away at the time. They were not that important then. Now, they are treasured keepsakes! Bless my Mom for writing down all these memories of her childhood and ours. For writing down your thoughts on God, life and death. Thank you for giving us something lasting that we can cling to for comfort. It has allowed me great comfort during this time. It makes me feel close to her every time I read from them. What a special gift.
If you want, give your parent and empty journal and ask them to write in it. You can also do the same for your kids. You won't be sorry you did it.