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My Cup Runneth Over So I Drink From My Saucer

Updated on November 7, 2012
My beautiful and loving mother, Joanne.
My beautiful and loving mother, Joanne.
Drawing of my mom and dad by Tori.  The joy in this drawing says it all ... God bless you mom, and dad.
Drawing of my mom and dad by Tori. The joy in this drawing says it all ... God bless you mom, and dad.

Nearly six months after my mom's death, I ran across a note that she had asked me to take. "Mom's song -- My Cup Runneth over so I drink from my saucer".

When I read this note, my first thought was, "when did I write this?" My next thought was "why"? Every now and then my mom would mention that she wanted a particular song played at her funeral "some day". To which I would reply and tell her she wasn't going anywhere because I needed her around. She would laugh and agree, and I would tell her to write down her wishes.

This note had me puzzled. I didn't remember writing it... and yet, I did. It was actually a note on my computer note pad. I have only had the computer for a little more than a year, so the note is relatively recent.

I didn't know this song, I didn't know when she had asked me to note this song. I asked my dad if he knew the song, and he didn't recall hearing it.

I googled the words and found a few things:

"My Cup Runneth Over" is a quotation from theHebrew Bible[1](Psalm 23:5) and means "I have more than enough for my needs"

The words from Psalm 23:5 so perfectly described my mom's sense of happiness and joy with life. Even through the trials of life, health, children, and owning and managing a successful salon well into her 79th year of life, she was always overflowing with joy.

I have determined that it isn't important when I noted this song for my mom, the important thing is that I did note it. I am certain it was by no mistake I then found my note six months after her death. The note confirmed my mom's need to communicate how happy and how blessed she felt. She was so blessed that her cup ran over and she drank from the saucer!

I can't count the number of times in the last six months of her life that she would say to me, "I am so blessed... your dad and I are so happy. We are content just being together. We don't even need to talk. I am so glad I retired and have time to sit and enjoy your dad." She didn't just say these words, she exuded great love and joy as she spoke these words to me.

I am thankful for these memories, as I can share them with my dad who hopes he was "good enough" to my mom.

I will now be sharing this song with my dad, so that when he wonders if he was enough for my mom, he can hear the words of this song, which says it all.

My first thought when I discovered this song was that my mom wanted us to know how happy she was in life...but to know that it wasn't just to let us know, but to make sure my elderly father was even left with the words in a song.

My mom, Joanne Burgett, was the most amazing person I have ever known. I hope that I can leave the same legacy for my own children. Unspeakable love and joy!

Please click the youtube link I have included for the rendition I am sure my mom loved well.

Mom, I love you forever, and thank you for every single thing you have done for me and taught me. Today I am one day closer to our reunion -- I will see you soon! Love Tami


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