My mom was beautiful inside and out. She was amazingly brave and loving. I'm going to miss her dearly, but I know she's in Heaven and that I'll get to spend eternity with her. That knowledge comforts my current heartache. There seems to be a lot of heartache going around. We know several families that have lost dear ones (a father, a spouse, a father-in-law) just this week and my heart goes out to them. I pray the God of all comfort will fill them with the peace that surpasses understanding.
I have been awed at the outpouring of love my family has received during this difficult time--flowers, cards, meals, visits. I thank God for each and every person that reached out. Two Bible verses really stuck with me and I'd like to share them with you. If you've recently lost a loved one, I pray they will fill you with comfort.
~"Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord." Corinthians 5:8 (Thank you, Jonathan)
~"For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s." Romans 14:8 (Thank you, kiddo)