Mom, I’ll See You Later

Goodbye, mom.

Though I shouldn’t say “goodbye.” It’s “see you later,” because I will. I’ll see you again, and I won’t just see you as I knew you, but free from wounds and ills, free from pain and anything that plagued you. I’ll see you, fully you, in ways I never knew on Earth.

See you later, mom. I hope you found grandma there. I hope Grammy kept her promise and met you at the gate. I hope you found all kinds of surprises, including people you never expected to find. I hope you’re making music even better than what was always in your head but just beyond your fingers.

I hope you discovered your grandchildren. It’s weird knowing you’ll meet them before I do.

I know you won’t forget me. I know you’re no longer worried about my future, because of Who handles it. I know that now you see why I married Duane, and how perfect he is for me. I’m jealous of the answers you finally have, and jealous that you get to know the full incredible awesomeness of Love before I do.

I miss you.

I love you.

Mom, I’ll see you later.

19 thoughts on “Mom, I’ll See You Later”

  1. I just finished reading this at work, and now I’m trying not to cry. I know/understand everything your talking about, in the post when talking about your mom. How we love her still, but God loves her more that we can even understand..

  2. I love to see how you truly mourn as one with hope. God bless you and care for you in your grief process. <3

  3. Beautiful post, Ruthanne! The photo of her saying, “This is it!” made me laugh out loud. I can still hear her.  Please know that you and the family are in the prayers of many and we love you.

  4. I was only able to know her for a short time but I am extremely blessed to have you all in my life. I will always remember that sign on the bottom and her zest for life and skills at jeopardy. Natalie and my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. ~NCM

    1. Thank you so much, Neal! I really appreciate it. I know mom really liked you, too. I’m glad you got to meet her before this happened. The world really feels a lot quieter without her laugh.

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