Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Tears

My son, Noah, never got to meet his GiGi, my mother. She passed away after almost 2 years battling breast cancer, she was an amazing woman, wonderful mother and an exceptional GiGi, to my niece Jillian. 

This is what I like to call our Charmed pose. Me, my sister and my mom!

This is my mom with Jillian near the end. She loved her grand-daughter with all her might!

Even though my son never got to meet his GiGi, I tell him stories about her all the time and he loves to point her out in pictures. This started when Noah was very young. In the hallway there is a large collage frame with pictures of family and Noah always pointed to pictures of his GiGi. I knew at this point that she was around him.

The other night I was rocking my son before bed. I read him his story as usual, sang him his song and then he laid his head back toward the ceiling and I can swear he said, "Good night GiGi." 

Now remember my son is only 16 months so I was a little taken off guard. I gathered my thoughts, sat him on my knee and looked him in the eye. I then asked my son, "Did you just say, Good Night GiGi?"

Here recently Noah has learned to say, unh unh and shake his head yes. So after I asked him the question, it looked like he was thinking about it, then shook his head yes.

At that point I was slightly crying and hugged him very tightly and told him how much I loved him and his GiGi.

I know that some people may not believe in this type of thing, but I do. I also know that many of the people who knew my mom and were close to her have told me that they feel like my mom has given them signs before as well. Debbie Hembree told me about a clock that had not chimed in years, and it decided to chime shortly after my mom passed away while she was thinking of her.

GiGi you are greatly missed and cannot be replaced. I wish that Noah was able to meet you in person, but I hope that I can tell him enough about you, so that he will feel you presence always.

Rest In Peace
05-06-1962 to 02-12-2010
Jennifer Jo Stivers McClain
Loving wife, Caring mother and Amazing Grandmother

Write you later.....Jordan


  1. Happy tears! I have them too! You know I believe these things too! I believe in my heart she's around and that our kids see her too! Great post sis!

  2. Oh yes indeed, he was telling her goodnight. Children are able to see much more than we adults can. Their minds and hearts are open. The day my father passed away, Jessica saw angels in the room. Only a little older than Noah, she was much too young to making up a story. She saw what I couldn't, but I believed.
    Believe with all your heart.