The other day I was coming of my home office where Elaine was and heard her mom’s voice on speaker. Elaine was playing a saved voice message her mom had left her within the last year, and it was so surreal to hear her voice and such a precious memory to have.
I picked up my phone where I have some saved voice messages from my mom and played one for Elaine. Needless to say, it was an emotional moment hearing our deceased mother’s voices. They both passed away within 90 days of each other this year and it was and has been a difficult transition for us both.
We should all pay attention when our loved ones are talking with us and bank those moments and memories because you never know when it may be the last time. We live in Georgia and my mom lived in Virginia and we just happened to be there with her for what we now know was her last day at home. She fell that night and passed away eight days later. I am so thankful that I have that memory.
When your mom, dad, brother, sister, children, grandchildren talk to you, we should really pay attention and listen. I have been told that those are the memories you recall most when you at the end of life. It is not the business deals you made, the car you bought or your savings portfolio. It’s the sweet word memories of those you love. KT