one thing you never outgrow

10: 30 p.m. and I'm on the phone with my mamma.
A blubbering sobbing mess.
Who else can you call when you feel that low?
We've been fighting the dreaded stomach virus.
And I finally caught it.
Feeling weak and miserable beyond relief.
But I'm still needed.
Little people tugging at me.
Babies wanting to be held, to be fed, to be rocked to sleep.
And I needing the same thing.

Me, the mamma.
Feeling like the little girl.
So I call.
From over a thousand miles away, my mamma's voice.
Hugging me through telephone wires.
Letting me know it's going to be ok.
Loving me at my lowest.

Mammas are someone we never outgrow.


Playing Sublimely said...

I cant wait to get to know you better...things look so lovely over here!

mommara said...

Gosh I hope so. I know I still need mine and I pray my little one always needs mommy hugs too. Hope you get to feeling better. Hugs.

Jennifer said...

Ahh... the love of a mom... nothing comes close. I hope you are feeling better really, really soon! Saying a little prayer for you my friend! :)

Loren said...

NOTHING AT ALL like the L♥VE of a momma!

Bless you and may you be over this in far less than the norm! Praying Strength and rest for you and yours

Critty said...

Mums are just so fabulous.

What a gift.

Hope all of you feel better soon!

Mich said...

I so understand...Mom makes everything seem better. Hope my kids will always think that way of me.

Hope you and yours feel better soon. We had the tummy bug last week.

Heather said...

I hope you feel better soon! It always helps when I talk to my mommy. :)

Elle said...

This post brought tears to my eyes... my mother has a mental illness and due to that fact she has never been able to be the parent of an adult child... most of the time I don't really realize how deeply that loss stings... but then I see in other peoples lives a glimpse of what it means to have mother, a real mother who is able to relate to you, and support you, and love you... and just in those brief moments, my whole world shakes and I know just how much I've missed, and I wonder how I might be different if only I too had a mom.

I am so sorry you are not feeling well, but am so glad that you have such a wonderful mom! Here's to hoping the stomach bug leaves you quickly!

PaisleyJade said...

Oh no - praying you get better soon. Mother's are so good for that - even if they are far away.

Kristin said...

Hope you're all feeling better soon, Joye! We never get too old to stop needing our moms. The relationship between a mother and a daughter is so priceless and beautiful.

It's been a really hard 5 years without my mom. I didn't realize just how much my identity was tied up in being her daughter until she was gone, and I felt so lost. But, I know that I will be with her again one day.

Widge said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Jocelyn said...

It is not fun being sick...I will pray that you get to feeling better soon. Yea for moms and how they make it all better!!!

Amanda said...

Oh dear... I hope you are feeling better soon... its so hard being sick and being a mom. There is just so relief!

Be blessed-

Kelly said...

Very very true! Hope you feel better soon!!

Andrea said...

Praying you feel better, soon. Hugs,

PS: Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures.

Veronica said...

So so true, Joye!

I'll be praying for you guys today!

Anonymous said...

Awww..that brought tears to my eyes!..Especially since I have the blessed-ness of having ALL my GIRLS home this week..The first time in two years!..Oh Glory for sure!..Joey is home from her mission trip to Costa Rica, Montana and my precious grandson are here...and then the oldest daughter Amelia broke her foot...and is home so we can take care of her....She could use your prayes..she had just started her second term of student teaching and is now not been able to go for two weeks...*sigh*..she is having a hard time healing..I think due to her Asthma and all the Steroids she has had to take over the years...her bones are not very strong so a break is a big thing for her!..poor little dear..

I sure hope your MOMMY fixed all she could through the phone!.. Be well and Blessed.. oxoxoxoxo

Suz said...

It is so true. I have made the same phone call myself.

Now, years later, when I am down and in need of my mother, I pray. My mother has been gone for almost 8 years but that does not reduce my need for her. It just makes it difficult. So I pray to my Heavenly Father and I feel better.

Suz said...

It is so true. I have made the same phone call myself.

Now, years later, when I am down and in need of my mother, I pray. My mother has been gone for almost 8 years but that does not reduce my need for her. It just makes it difficult. So I pray to my Heavenly Father and I feel better.

He & Me + 3 said...

They do bring strength to us even from miles away. I hope you feel better soon.

Sammy said...

Yup, I just love my Mom! There's no-one quite like her!

Missy said...

Oh no! I hope your house starts feeling better soon.

When you get a chance, swing by my blog. I left a little something for you.

Miss Anne said...

Unfortunately i've grown up with out a mama that i could talk to or connect with.

this post made me smile for you (through the tears), and gave me hope for what kind of mama i could be for my own child someday.

thank you for sharing this with us.
and for your kind comment on my recent blog entry ♥

mrs. b. said...

so true. my mama is my go-to gal. she always makes me feel better. hope you are able to get some rest and feel better super soon! praying for you!

Kate said...

So true! I call my Momma everyday!! Feel better soon!

Abbey said...

I hope all the sickness goes away real quick! So glad your mom was there to answer your phone call-that sounds like a rough night!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

This is so true...I still pick up the phone to call mine (although she's been in heaven's glory for more than three years)...miss her so. No one loves you like your mama...


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