Gathered Close—If Only for a Brief Second, Thursday, August 5, 2021

Sometimes I am doing something when I see my hand

It shocks me, if only for a brief moment of time

For I think, I see my Momma’s hand.  It startles me for I know she is not here, she is beyond the Veil, somewhere.

This sudden ‘seeing’ of Momma started sometime this farming season, I can’t pinpoint when.

But there she is, just for a moment, reaching through the veil touching me, gathering me close, stirring my heart, filling my mind with the memory of her and her tender yet firm love of me.

I am now older than Momma when she died.  I no longer have a compass, a way to approach each day, year, or a single tiny bit of time.  She passed away, many years ago- the year 2000, when she just turned 71.

Thank you, Momma, for the brief, gentle time of walking with me, I know you are with me when I see your hands on mine.

From my heart to your heart,




19 thoughts on “Gathered Close—If Only for a Brief Second, Thursday, August 5, 2021

  1. OMG!!! My paternal grandmother passed the same year! She was 72. She passed Aug. 27. I look at my hands and see her! My maternal grandmother & my mother have longer fingers. I have smaller hands like my paternal grandmother (and short feet…😄), though I am quite a bit taller. She was only 5′ 3″ and I’m 5′ 9″.



  2. It is so encouraging and comforting to know other people have these experiences. We are not alone. Our loved ones are just beyond the pale, watching and caring.

    Thanks for the lovely post.



  3. What a lovely post, Linda. How interesting that you’re seeing her more and more this year. Sounds like she brings peace to your soul. How wonderful.


  4. awww. That is a beautiful post of you and your Mom! My mother is gone too and I think of her everyday! I can appreciate my mother taking care of this farm like she did for 55ish year. It’s great that you can see your hands together. That must make you feel so good💕


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