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When the voice on the phone brings tears

Yesterday afternoon  I was checking some of my voicemails on our landline phone. (Yes, we still have one in addition to our cell phones.)

Wouldn’t you know, there was one from my mom.

She died over a year ago.

I wasn’t prepared to hear her voice. I felt like calling her right then as that was what her message said. “Call me”.  It broke my heart.  At the same time, I liked hearing her voice. I did not erase it. I won’t erase it. Had I known how soon she would be gone, I would’ve saved more messages while she was capable of talking on the phone.

Later, that afternoon, my husband and I carried up a piece of furniture from the basement to take to Goodwill.

My mom bought it for me when I graduated from high school. They were called “Hope” chests and it was what moms bought for their daughters. It was called a “Hope” chest because the daughter was supposed to fill it with items for when she got married.

It was my oldest piece of furniture. It was hard to see it go but it was time.

So yesterday was hard. Full of memories.

It’s hard to lose a loved one. If you’re there as well, my heart goes out to you.

God bless and I hope you have a good day.

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  1. First of all, I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s hard. I hope your mom didn’t suffer.

    I didn’t even know the message was there (apparently my husband did but he figured I’d find out eventually) and it was from about two years ago which would’ve been about a year before she died. Had I known how quickly she wouldn’t have been able to call me, I would saved even more. While it was really sad, I was also really glad. I was so taken aback, I almost got in the car and went over to visit her.

    Trust me when I saw you’ll be so glad to have them. It’s just probably too soon yet.

    God bless you as you become accustomed to life without her.

  2. I have several voicemails from my mother on my phone. She died in January. I haven’t been able to listen to them, but I can’t erase them either. Prayers go out to you.