Hotline to Heaven


Sue

Hi. My name is Sue. I am 32 years old and lost my mom very suddenly to non-small cell lung cancer on December 1, 1997. She was 71 years young and was NEVER sick a day I can remember. When I was growing up if she ever had a cold, she got dressed, put on her makeup and away she went! She was a positive thinker and had what I used to call a "Hotline to Heaven". She was full of the kind of faith that moved mountains. Her enthusiasm for living and her love of people, not THINGS, made her a very popular person. She was my rock, the foundation I stand on and taught me more about God, having blind faith, and trusting in that faith ("All you need is faith the size of a mustard seed to make your dreams come true!") She loved her rocking chairs and had one in every room in the house. A lot of problems were solved and fears were laid to rest while sitting on her lap in those rocking chairs as a child. She never belittled our fears no matter how big or small. She had a warm lap and big hugs for anyone who came into her home, especially her grandkids, Michael, Tommy, Will, Jimmy, Jack, Christopher, Brian, and John. She baked cookies and didn't care how many spent the night at once, she only cared that they knew she cared. I miss my mom. But I'm very lucky. I have her strength. I have her faith. I had her love. LOVE DOESN'T DIE. Give what's left of me away now that I'm gone. Remember me with a smile and laughter, and if you need to cry... cry for your brother and sister, who walk in grief beside you. And when you need me, put your arms around anyone and give to them what you need to give to me. I want to leave you something. Something better than words or sounds...Look for me in the people I've known or loved or helped in some special way. Let me live in your eyes as well as in your mind. You can love me most by letting love live within the circle of your arms, embracing the frightened ones. Love doesn't die, people do...So when all that's left of me is love, give me away as best as you can. I'll see you at home...where I'll be waiting. Thanks!

Sue



You can send email to Sue at: BASSLS@AOL.com
mail welcome


anniversary date 12-01-97
date of post 02-03-98

[return to home page] [column] [book excerpts] [honor page] [discussions page]

Crisis, Grief, and Healing: Tom Golden LCSW