Joy, Joy, Joy


2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day….

Dear Friends,

Mom is home with the Lord now.  We had an incredible celebration of her life.  We laughed, we cried, we told stories, we praised.  As time moves forward, I will continue to share stories about Mom and the legacy she has left for all us.  I continue to hold tightly those last three days with her and the moment that the breath of God left her body.  Some things need to sit and mature before we are ready to put forth in words.

One of the many things that Mom would love to declare was, “Sun’s out” or “Sun’s shining!”  The day of her funeral and the day she was laid to rest were both cloudy, gloomy days.  As we stood at the cemetery while Mom’s casket was being sealed into the crypt, many in the family declared in unison, “Sun’s out!”  For the clouds had parted in bits and pieces and rays of light were able to shine down to earth.  It seemed as though it were the “icing on the cake” for the celebration of Mom and she was letting us know, “All the work is done.  I have my crown and the party in heaven is amazing.  Will be here waiting on you when you have finished your race.  Oh, and family, I was happy on earth but JOY, JOY JOY abounds in heaven.”

My prayer for all of us is that we accept the race that the Lord was laid out for each one of us and we run it with all of our might and all of our heart.  Thank you, Readers, for sharing in my journey with Mom.  I hope that in some way she has touched your heart too and helped us all to see clearer the love of Jesus, the Savor of the world.

Bless Your Heart,


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