Since my mother passed away, my husband and I are slowly getting back to our life. After so many years of my mom living with us, and the accommodations we made in our life and marriage due to her needs and happiness, we are having difficulty figuring out what “getting back to our life” means. Our love and our marriage is strong, however, we are kind of in a waiting place…to see where the Lord is leading us at this time in our life.
There are many thoughts and feelings filling my heart and mind, and I miss my mother in a way that I never could have expected.
Her heart and spirit are a part of me now, and although she is gone from this physical world, I know she is alive… in and with Jesus forever. That doesn’t stop the pain of her absence, and also the pain of knowing the sorrows, struggles, and suffering that she endured throughout her life.
My dear friend wrote the following poem about her husband, when he was taken from her and her family. Her beautiful and comforting words touch my heart deeply and I wanted to share with you.
Today one more soul is heaven sent,
A husband, father, and papa to many has finally found his way home;
An eternity to spend.
A place of rest, where everything is at its best,
No more sorrow or tears to shed,
A place where all are heavenly blessed.
No more darkness or sickness; things of the past.
A home at last; to the Father I must go.
My time here has ended, the life we once knew gone but not forgotten,
I’ll be watching over you.
As I step out of this body and enter love’s pure light,
I look back at your tear stained face and long to tell you it’s alright;
The place I’m going, I do not fear.
As I run to the Father, life’s pains and struggles disappear;
And are replaced with everlasting joy.
I think I’ll be ok staying here.
Don’t you spend too much time crying over me.
Remember the good times and don’t dwell on the bad;
Take what you can from the things I have taught
And you may learn a thing or two.
Pay attention; tune your ear to the still small voice;
I am always with you, not so far away.
Just close your eyes, think of me,
And remember to smile;
I’m going home to the Father above.
From the other side, with love.
Written by Melissa Cox