Today was my first Mother’s Day without Mom, and it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be. She passed away a few days after Mother’s Day last year, and I expected to be sad and weepy today. Instead I spent the day imagining her the way she is now, whole in mind and spirit and ecstatic in the presence of God. During the worship service this morning I could almost hear her harmonizing with me. There were tears, but they were tears of joy as I remembered the many times we sang together while she was here.
I know where you are, Mom, but I don’t know the address, so I’m sending my greeting through cyberspace. Happy Mother’s Day to the sweet woman who gave me life, who taught me to love God, who taught me to be a lady, who loved me as only a mother can.
With all my love,