The other day after work, I took in an early evening movie and I went to see The Guilt Trip, with Barbara Streisand. You regulars know that I am movie lover. I love Barbara Streisand because not only is she a great singer, but she is also a talented actress.
The movie was just okay for me because *small spoiler alert* in the movie, her son just acted like he despised his mom (played by Barbara). Well the reason that I disliked that is because my mother is in heaven and I would give ANYTHING to have my mom here with me.
This week I have been a little bummed out and I really wish I had my mom to talk to. She would show me that unconditional love that only a mom could give you and I know she would encourage me as she always did. I am not romanticizing the memory of my mom. She was a rare gem. She live righteously and I never heard a profane word come out of her mouth EVER. I was blessed with a special mom, with a voice like an angel who could have easily sang Opera. I miss her singing. Thank God she cut an ole school album back in the day and my former pastor found a copy and gave it to me.
My mom was my best friend. We had quite the connection. We prayed together and we thought alike. A lot of times she would say something that I was about to say or vice versa. So the movie I saw did not sit well with me.
If you still have your mom and you are not getting along, just imagine your life without her. It might change your perspective. I haven’t cried for my mom in years but the other day, I wish she could wrap her arms around me and comfort me. *tears* I also need that today.
New International Version (NIV)
2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—