There are literally dozens of ways I could describe her to you. But probably the two best would be:
- Loved Jesus Passionately!
- Life of Every Party!
I pondered several ways to write today. She must be commemorated. But she wouldn't want me to be somber and tearful in my writing. Not Mom!
And when I woke today, the thing to share with you came to me clearly. I had forgotten until this morning when it is most significant. Most needed.
Mom had me memorize a lot of scripture. We spent lots of time working on lengthy passages together; especially before I started attending school. (No siblings until I was seven allowed for a lot of one on one.)
The very first passage she had me memorize was John 14:1-3. And I had to smile this morning because it starts out, "Let not your hearts be troubled....." (Appropriate for today.)
Jesus then went on to tell those listening that His Father was preparing a place where everyone could live together forever.........Heaven.
Because of her relationship with Christ, I KNOW that's where Mom is today.
She's very much alive. She's most likely a member of the "Welcoming Committee." And she's cheering for us to stay faithful and one day join her.
Certainly she had no idea that instilling those words in her four year old would have such impact for that little girl fifty-one years later.
No, I haven't looked forward to today. But I CAN look forward to the day we'll all be together, forever in Heaven.
Thanks, Mom! I love you!