I want to tell you about my Mama but the longer I sit here the less I know where to begin.
If she were still living then I know that I would spend Easter at her house, eating a delicious meal with mama’s special ham and white cake with chocolate icing, watching the kids hunt Easter eggs, walking around the farm, and leaving with a little bunny shaped knick-knack. The house would be full of people and even fuller of love.
But that’s not what will happen next week. Oh we’ll celebrate Easter with a house full of love. We’ll have a huge egg hunt, delicious meal, and plenty of family around but we won’t have Mama. We’ll laugh and hug and cover the table with delicious food and then later board games and we’ll have a great time, but we won’t have Mama.
My Mama was an amazing woman. She was a Pastor’s wife who crocheted blankets for all of her children and grandchildren. She hated being on camera and had a great laugh. She was caring and would do anything for her family. I think I speak for all of us when I say I miss her. We lost her to cancer. It was a long battle that she fought well until the end. That was seven years ago today.
I will never understand why we had to lose her so soon, but I know that God understands and that I have to trust in His plan. And while we mourn today as seven years without our Mama, she is celebrating seven wonderful, glorious years in the presence of our almighty, all-powerful, loving God.
I might be sad, but my Mama isn’t. She is experiencing Heaven in a way that we can only dream of and I can only imagine that she is looking down on us waiting for us to join her in Heaven. I might be sad, but I have to praise God for giving me a Mama who loves Jesus and took her family to church. I might be sad, but sadness only lasts a second in comparison to eternity in Heaven with our Savior.
We love you, Mama.