The Satin Dress
Gripping Dad’s arm, my throat tight; breathe, smile, go. At the end of the aisle he waits. Mom stands, our eyes meet. Memories glisten in hers. I touch the satin of my dress, her dress 24 years ago. A new life begins. The old one remains. A circle ever growing.(50)
Her smile is big. She grips her new driver’s license, keys rattling, “Bye Mom, I love you.” Going, going, not yet gone, but I see that place from where I stand. Everything is changing for her. Everything is changing for me. “Drive carefully, Sweetie. I love you too.” (48)
I look at my daughter cradling her daughter. A grandmother! How did that happen so fast? Such a strange thing time is; passing by almost unnoticed until it stops for a moment, forcing recognition. A new generation born: time pushing me ahead in such a lovely way. (47)
A Memorable Morning
The line is endless, the phone constant. Would this morning never end? “May I help you,” I asked, forcing a smile once again. His inquiry? “Have you had lunch yet?” Puzzled, I reply, “No.” He nods, “You look like it!” Could my morning have been even worse than I imagined? (50)
A New Name Written Down In Glory
I’m six years old. I want to ask Jesus into my heart. I know the words; have since I was little. “Dear Jesus. Uhhh.” Mom comes in, sits beside me. She knows the words. I say them. My name is written in the book! The angels are singing for me. (50)
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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