|my sister charlotte,
mom & me
My mom called me today. We haven’t spoken in months. We haven’t spent time together in probably years. I’m not proud of it. It breaks my heart. It’s a long story. One that won’t be repeated. It’s not necessary. I long to have a relationship with her. It’s hard to be separated from family. It’s hard to have a strain in relationships. She called to tell me that she’s having surgery on Thursday. It was a good conversation, I think. I usually have to pray during our conversations, but I imagine my own daughters have to do that sometimes too!
She has a long history of health problems. It runs in her family. She is the youngest of many (12 if I remember right) siblings, but only about 4 remain. They’ve all suffered from some of the same health issues. She also called to tell me she loves me. It was nice to hear from her. I do hope we can begin to repair what has been broken. Restore what has been stolen. Our pastor preached a sermon this past Sunday on relationships. Check it out here. The bottom line….Christ wants us to have healthy, growing & loving relationships.
She’s had a rough way to go. Please pray for her. Her name is Esther.