About an hour later, I awoke from snoozing (the story of the last several days) and looked at my girl, still in the same place on the other couch, still with the headphones over her ears, with tears streaming down her cheeks, and she was sobbing inconsolably. I jumped up and went over to her, put my arm around her, and asked her what was wrong. She said, "I miss Mommy!" I gave her a hug, and asked, "This Day?" She nodded. My heart sank, but I knew what was going on.
"This Day", by Point Of Grace, had become the theme song for my all-too-short storybook marriage to my wonderful wife, Teresa. She had picked out the song as a favorite of hers to be played at our wedding while a series of pictures of her and me alternated in a slide presentation, from birth through our romance. We showed the same slide presentation less than five years later at Teresa's funeral service, again with "This Day" playing. It was such a fitting song in so many ways, for both events. And, now, Melody associates the song with her mom. Melody was much too young to know her mom when she died, but that song still strikes a chord with her, and almost always causes her to cry.
And all I want to do when I see my little Melody cry is hug her and let her know it's okay to be sad, but we know that Mommy is enjoying the glories of Heaven with our Savior, Jesus Christ. And we will see her again. And that makes it all okay.
Point Of Grace - This Day