Sunday, July 30, 2017
Today my mom and dad would've celebrated fifty years of marriage. I woke up this morning dreading the day ahead for my mom, Linda, thinking how difficult this must be for her with her soulmate gone. They looked forward to growing old together and all of us looked forward to celebrating that with them.
I had no idea what to say to her or how to comfort her. She misses my dad terribly. We all do. Yet my mom has a faith and a strength that can only come from God. She walked into church this morning rejoicing. During the worship service, she shared how today would've been their 50th, but with confidence she declared, "God is still good!" None understand or like how my Dad was taken at such a young age. All would love for him to still be here with us. Yet my mom chooses to rejoice in God, making known to all that He is faithful and has been in the past. She is moving forward in the grace He provides.
After the service, she intermingled with different people, smiled, hugged others and even shared how she so appreciated our pastor and his wife for their love and support through the years.
My mom, Linda is amazing and she is an inspiration!