A little over a year ago, my mom sent me a text message. It says:
“When you feel alone, look at the spaces between your fingers. Remember that in those spaces. you can see my fingers locked with yours…FOREVER.”
I saved that message. I thought it meant 2 things:
- That she will always be with me in spirit even though we are half-a-world apart.
- That everything will be okay if I just put my hands together in prayer.
Up to this day, everytime I feel down and burnt-out, I look at my fingers.
It is a reminder that my mom’s just a phone call away.
It is a reminder that prayer can move mountains.
It is a reminder that in everything that’s going on in my life, I am not alone.
It is a reminder that my life is locked with my God, my family and my friends…. FOREVER. I like the sound of that.
I thank my mom for this reminder. It is a welcome beam of sunlight when I get clouded with all the concerns and stress of everyday life.
Whose lives are locked with yours?