Several years ago I could not even bear to think of facing this day. But as His good nature proves, He doesn’t ever give us more than we can handle. Over the past 6 or so years I have lost the close verbal relationship I had with my mother due to her dementia – it has been a slow “letting go” and adjusting. All the while I knew this day was coming soon and in the meantime had thoroughly enjoyed her presence and love.
Today I must let go completely.
Yesterday, at 2pm, I watched her go Home to be with her precious Lord. She is free. No shackles of the weight of this sinful world and all the pain she lived through at the hands of others. No more bearing the weight of her lost loved ones – especially her daddy and her boy. No more fighting against a body and mind that tethered her and grounded her later life.
Mostly, she is free to behold, face to face, the Savior she clung SO heavily to throughout her life. She is dancing and bowing….and doing so with the people she loves. I cherish the thought. And I tell her, I will see her very soon.
I can only imagine.
I wish I could tell you all and help the world understand how good she was. How she saved our family in more ways than one. How she saved me and taught me, with her *soul* (not just words or even with actions) what love really is. That was, is and forever will be her gift to me.