Last week Tuesday, the day I usually post a blog, was the day we received a call from my Aunt that my Mom had passed away. My Mom and her two sisters, Pearl and Jackie, had been on a color tour from Holland, MI to Cadillac, to Mackinaw, and south again to Frankfurt, MI. They were staying in a hotel in Birch Run near Saginaw after seeing so many beautiful autumn scenes and having fun together all around the state. Three dear sisters all in their eighties admiring God’s creation! When my Aunt Jackie got up during the night, she saw Mom limp and lifeless; she immediately called the paramedics, who worked on Mom, but she was already gone–gone to glory.
We know it was a beautiful way to “go home.” We are very grateful she had no pain, along with loved ones nearby, and we are in shock that she is no longer with us. Death always brings such a flood of emotions. We are thankful for a faithful Mom and Dad, happy to see family at the funeral that we don’t often see, and so sad since we will miss Mom very much. Emotions and experiences that are both/and.
Is this true for you too? This life is so full of good and bad, happy and sad, joy and despair, smiles and tears– and these are all mixed through each other. If your Mom is still here, give her a hug; I wish I could. And. . .there is One amazing constant Mom knew about: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.