I just read a wonderful post by a new bloggy friend at Coming East called Crossing the Bar. It so touched my heart and brought chill bumps to my arms. Today is her sister’s birthday and she wrote a beautiful tribute to Karen. This brought back memories of my precious mother. Oh how I miss her today and every day. She died too young at 62 years of age and I feel she never got to experience a full life here on this earth.
My mom was widowed for several years before she felt like going on with her life. So she rented a small loft in a nearby town in 2003 She was so proud of the little place and spent much time shopping for just the right accessories for decoration. The place was a quaint space and I loved to visit.
About six months after moving in she received the news she had ALS better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Because the disease was terminal with no known cure she chose to leave the sweet little loft and move in with me. The new life she thought she was about to begin took on a very different spin, a down hill spin that would be awful.
In the great scheme of things I suppose there is a reason for everything but somehow I can’t help but wish she had gotten to keep the loft and live happily ever after. My mom deserved happiness after a life time of heartache.
The good news is that she is happy now in heaven and will be for the rest of eternity. All the heartache and pain she experienced here has been forgotten, she never cries, never hurts, never feels guilt or shame and spends time with the Lord Jesus every day. You can’t beat that now can you?
I urge you to check out Coming East. Hurry do it now before you forget. This post is so worth your time. It made my day.