My “Living Healthier” blog posts are definitely going to continue, but something a little more important interrupted my writing ideas today. This post belongs under the category “Aging Gracefully” since we all face dealing with the passing of those we love, especially as we grow older. Today would have been my mom’s 79th birthday. Birthdays are a reminder of those we love, so of course, she was on my mind all day. I miss her and am so sad for my dad because I know he misses her even more.
This afternoon was magnificent AND warm, so Max and I dropped the top and drove out to the cemetery. There were things to do, so I really didn’t intend to be gone long; however, as I have learned, I’m not really the one in control. I left the rose brought to place on my mom’s grave and started to head back home. The road through the cemetery was blocked by some people working, so I backed up to go out on the opposite side. When I started to turn onto the highway, something caused me to turn the other way. It could have been that the day was too appealing to go back inside, it could have been that the tears caused me to want to drive for just a few minutes to clear my head, or it just could have been serendipity. Whatever the reason, we turned left instead of right.
As soon as I made the first curve, a rainbow showed up right in front of me kind of coming out of a hole in the clouds. It wasn’t a huge rainbow by any means….it hadn’t been raining, but it was clear and showed up in the setting sun. My first thought was that it was my mom. My second thought was that I needed to follow it. It was seriously pulling me down the road. I tried to take some pictures and snapped a few though none of them captured its true beauty.
So, do you think I’m crazy? Maybe; I won’t argue with you. But, I do know that having faith and hope are all that we really have, and sometimes a few tricks of light from above can be just what the doctor ordered. Why wouldn’t my momma want to lead me on a happy drive with Max? And, why wouldn’t B want to say hi as well since we were obviously having such fun? He loved nothing more than watching that dog have fun. When’s the last time you saw a rainbow, and when’s the last time you chased one?