Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Messages from Mom


I learned from my dad after my mom passed away (March 17, 1999), that my mom always stopped to pick up stray pennies. I don't remember exactly why, and he didn't know until he found a little poem about it amongst her things.

Right after she died, it seemed like everywhere I went I'd find a penny laying on the ground. This might not seem like a big deal since pennies are often discarded, but I would always pick them up and give my mom credit for the little greeting she was sending my way.

It has been months since I've seen any pennies just laying around, and I hadn't thought much of it until yesterday.

Needless to say, I woke up thinking about my mom--it being ten years since her passing. Z called me after dropping Q at school and asked if we had paid for her AP test. I told him I hadn't and didn't even know when the deadline was. I looked it up on the school website and found that it was March 17th. Ugh!

I got the boys in the car and headed to the high school. I parked in front and got out. As I walked in front of the car, there perfectly centered in front of my front bumper was a nice, shiny message from my mom. I picked it up, said, "Hello, Mom," and carried it into the school with me.
What a nice way to start the day--thinking she might be thinking about me too.

6 comments:

vaxhacker said...

That made me smile, thanks for sharing. What a nice memory and ongoing way to remember her! :)

Darilyn said...

I love that you get that sweet reminder of your mom whenever you see a penny.

meganconser said...

I love this-- thanks for sharing.

Carr Lot said...

That brought a couple tears to my eyes Julie. So very sweet. I miss my Grandma. I remember I found out I was pregnant with Hannah at her funeral. I always hoped they had a good meeting and a warm embrace before she came to earth. My girls would've LOVED her. The next life will be fun!

Alyson said...

She's definitely thinking of you.

Grace said...

that was great to read about Julie. Thanks for sharing!

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