This is my mom and me, back when I was 19, and she was 52. We had 31 more years together. I’m grateful for each and everyone.
Why did my mom have to die? That’s a question a kid would ask, not a 52-year-old woman. I’m supposed to be too old to be this grief-stricken. My mother died in 2017. I’m never, ever going to get over it. I’m just going to get on with it. Get on with life. Keeping Watch […]
When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound, and time shall be no more, And the morning breaks, eternal, bright and fair; When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore, And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there. –James M. Black, 1893 I spent most of my junior high […]
Therefore I will trust Him. Whatever, wherever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. My sickness, or perplexity, or sorrow may be necessary causes of some great […]
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10 A year ago yesterday, my mother passed away. Today, I have lived a year without her. No hell I’ve gone through in my life can compare to this loss. I have her […]
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die… –Ecclesiastes, 3:1 Yesterday, my sister drove to the small retirement village where my mother lived, and parked outside her apartment. The person who moved into my mother’s place has displayed an […]
“Mama, just for a moment we’re happy. Let’s really look at one another.” –Thornton Wilder, Our Town Tonight, on the way to Bridgy’s baton twirling class, I stopped and got a frozen iced coffee from McDonald’s. I guess I forgot you’re not supposed to drink caffeine after 3 p.m., which is why I’m awake at […]