Make A Joyful Noise

I awoke this morning before six am hearing:

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: Come before His presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord He is God: It is He who hath made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise: Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; And His truth endureth to all generations.

Psalm 100:1-5 King James Version

I spoke along with my mind, knowing full well that today is the anniversary of my Mom’s passing and this was one of her favorite psalms. I laid there quietly with tears running down my cheeks, repeating the psalm that as children we said before bed every night with her, and in her last moments, we said at her bedside.

Of course you knew I’d be sad today because I loved my Mom. She was special. She was genuine and like me, she loved with her whole heart. But I miss her even more because I’ve been sick, and there’s nothing like a caring Mom to take care of you when you’re home sick. So I’m a bit more vulnerable today than usual.

But I miss her. I miss how she saw life and could absolutely make me laugh, even when I was sad. She saw through people’s baloney. She kept life real. Even with her condition, she didn’t forget some things that became funny over the years. She and my sister (in the photo) always had a good time wherever they went! Can’t you tell?

They made a JOYFUL NOISE and loved every second of it! That’s what life’s about – taking what you’re given and making the best of it. Being in the present moment and realizing the gift that is this precious present moment! I am thankful we had many of those over the years and that my sister and I continue the tradition together.

Thank you for reading today as my heartlight is grateful, but perhaps a bit dimmer than normal. Any love and light would be appreciated if you can spare some? Thank you in advance for sharing!

Shine On!


14 thoughts on “Make A Joyful Noise

  1. Oh, Yvonne, your mom sounds like a wonderful person. The picture of her and your sister made me smile. I know you must miss her so much, especially on the anniversary of her death. We never stop missing our mothers, or longing for them when we’re sick, do we? I love the Psalm you posted and love that you used to read it every night before bed with her. Feel better soon!

  2. Sending you and your family love light and prayers.
    Mother’s are precious and nothing can replace them, i have lost mine too and sometimes we don’t know what to do with our lives without her.
    love the picture ❤️

  3. She is always with her babies Yvonne, especially in times of need. A mothers love goes way beyond those strictures of time or being in another place. She will be sending such love so you know your never on your own. And from me too kind lady, sending love and big hugs to ease your heart and make you better. As I have no doubt your lovely energy will have attracted all of nature around your home as well, be it flower, animal or just good energy to comfort you while your feeling low xo ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

  4. I loved your Mom and all the times we spent together when I lived in Rumson. Whenever I came for a visit I would reach out to her. She was a true southern lady with lots of love to give and very creative. However her Mint Juleps were not my favorites at all. Funny story about them so I am smiling while writing this note. You remind me a lot of her as you have a great heart also. Love Barbara

    • Thank you Aunt Barbara! She loved you very much and as for the mint juleps, I have a big smile on my face too! Much love to you and thank you so much for being here with me xoxo

  5. I love that photo! I am so sorry that you are missing your mom at present. That is so hard. I’m praying for peace to wrap you like a blanket and hold you.

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