Friday, November 18, 2011

The Heart Of The Matter

This morning I sat beside my dear, little mother as pictures of the inner workings of her heart were displayed on a screen nearby.  I quietly watched in amazement as I saw the chambers and valves of her little heart pump blood through her tiny body.  I saw inside the heart that has kept her going for more than eighty-eight years, far longer than her doctors ever thought possible. While I didn’t understand most of what I saw I sat there in awe!  Overwhelmed and full of praise as a favorite Scripture ran through my mind.
‘I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.’
Psalm 139:14
Technology can’t possibly show the ‘real’ heart of my dear mother.  Her ‘real’ heart loves big and gives much. Her ‘real’ heart is bigger than this little lady herself.  Her ‘real’ heart loves God more than life itself.  Her ‘real’ heart loved me long before the first moment she first saw me.  Her ‘real’ heart keeps loving me no matter what.

Today I saw my mother’s heart at work.  And I saw her heart working over and over again as we sat together over lunch.  I saw her heart each time she smiled and when she spoke.  Today I had a privilege few people ever have – I saw the heart of a little lady – a lady who has a very big heart.


  1. What a beautiful post and tribute to your mother. A mother's heart is truly the heartbeat of the home and it's clear that your mothers has been beating loudly in your life. I happened on your blog and am so glad i did. I will pray for your sweet moms heart as I follow your blog. Your writing is beautiful. Patty

  2. What a lovely way to say it. Your mother's heart will be touched once again if she reads this.

  3. {{{{{ hugs }}}}}
    love this post.
    **your** heart for your
    mama shines through so
    beautifully. praying
    that our Lord would
    bless your sweet
    mama in wonderful ways.

  4. Hi my friend,
    Seems like you're living through with your mama what I went through this very same time a year ago. Love and prayers for strength and encouragement.

  5. God bless your sweet mom! Eighty eight. That's a l-o-n-g life! I hope that she will continue to bring you joy for years to come.

    I adore the picture of the leaves with the heart-shape behind it (birdbath, perhaps?).

  6. what a lovely tribute to your Mother, I hope she is feeling much better.

  7. What a fantastic post! and wonderful too you still have your mom there beside mom has been gone from earth present in Heaven for almost 30 years. Lots of memories not shared. You are blessed!

  8. What a beautiful way to see that.....

    wishing you much grace for the journey.....

  9. Praying for your dear mother and for your as you devote yourself to her care.

  10. Yes, there are indeed two hearts here and so lovely to read your tribute to your mother's hearts.

  11. Wonderful tribute, she is blessed to have you there.


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