Are you still waiting for me, Mom?

She’d be at the window. Resting on her elbows, looking out expectantly, forlornly even. I often wondered what my mom was thinking about as she gazed out, waiting for me to come home from work. You see, after my only brother died in 1981, there was a huge void in my mother’s life that even I, the dutiful daughter, could not fill. Mom’s depression lightened a little with the passage of time but she was never the same and passed on in 1987.

Flash forward to my life now. I rescued my much wanted and wished for tabby cat. He is a joy, full of life and boyish spunk. And he has an interesting habit. Baccarat loves to perch on the edge of our leather sofa, paws hanging over the edge, staring pensively out the window.

So I’ve asked myself…could my Mom’s spirit have come back into this sweet four-legged companion of mine? I asked @intuitvebridge and Bridget said although a rare occurrence, it does happen. It would be rather ironic, my mom, having been afraid of cats.

I guess I’ll never really know for certain, but the thought is somehow comforting to me.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom ! Wherever you are.

9 responses to “Are you still waiting for me, Mom?

  1. A sweet post — thank you so much. I’m so sorry about both your brother and Mom, but glad that Baccarat (awesome name!) is brings you joy and lovely memories.

  2. Nice piece, nice thought..who knows? The world, as I have often said, is a funny old place.. πŸ™‚

  3. Is the answer to that “Only the shadow knows”? πŸ˜‰ Thank you, George, for responding; very much appreciated.

  4. Christine, what a touching story. Hopefully, it gives you some comfort with even the “maybe” of your Mom’s soul being recycled in your cat – AND doubly so as she was afraid of cats before, how suiting if this is so.

    Jan πŸ™‚

  5. How sweet. I think the fact that the cat reminds you of her, in whatever way, is such a special gift.

    Don’t we all wish to be remembered in some way?

  6. Love it!

  7. I like your musing!

  8. Like your writing style. Cat’s are so magic. πŸ™‚

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