|Mom on Mother's Day 2012|
It was an exhausting two weeks after Mom's surgery. She came through the surgery fine and was slowly recovering. We will never understand the serious and unfortunate events that took place after the surgery but we do know that God was in control and that He was fulfilling His plan.
And although last Tuesday was a difficult and emotional day for those of us left behind we all know that Mom is happy, healthy, whole and walking the streets of gold right now while singing praises at the top of her lungs.
Mom was a devout, Christian lady who loved and served her Heavenly Father.
Mom loved her family dearly and always wanted the best for us.
Mom always let you know her opinion on a matter whether you wanted to hear it or not!
Mom had a few health concerns later on in life but none that slowed her down and none that kept her on a ton of medication. She volunteered at the local hospital. She taught a ladies Bible Study. She loved to read, go shopping and could make a mighty fine chili.
As an old friend put it, Mom was a smiley, upbeat woman.
During this past week, I found myself thinking of things that I needed to remember to tell Mom. Then, it hits me. I know this will happen for a while and it will take time for the pain of loss to lessen.
Thankfully, I know that I will see my Mom again one day which helps ease the pain of loss. I told her to pick out a nice farm up in Heaven for CountryBoy and I! Even though she won't be on the farm (been there done that in her younger days) she'll be near by!
I want to thank all of you who said they would be sending up prayers and thinking of us over the past several weeks. My family truly felt the prayers and were at peace during this difficult time. The power of prayer is amazing and your encouraging comments were uplifting! Again, a huge, heartfelt thank you!
Till next time,