I bought my airline ticket to travel to Colorado to visit my mother, brothers and families. The main attraction was Mother’s 98th birthday! It’s on Friday, March 16. A few days before I left home my brother sent word that Mother had pneumonia. At her age that’s not a good sign. I was so glad I already had my ticket.
I admit I was quite a wreck. I know Mother will be leaving us soon. She has outlived everyone else in her family. She’s doing very well, her mind is still sharp, although not as sharp as even last October. She’s been my mother for 73 1/2 years! It’s hard to think of not having her here to talk to on the phone and to come to visit. Dying is a part of living. We have to face it. I have to face it.
I know without a doubt my mother is ready to go. She accepted Christ as her personal Savoir when I was about two years old. She never wavered in her faith. She always put God first in her life and in our family life. There has never been any doubt that she loved Jesus.
But still to think of not having her here is very hard for me to accept.
I was here to visit her last October and she was doing so well. I put a picture of her on here, she looked so young for her age. The next picture I took yesterday. She has clearly aged. Pneumonia took a toll.
I’m going to enjoy every minute I have with her. She’s my mother.