Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Remembering Mom

To every thing there is a season, 
and a time to every purpose under the heaven…
(Ecclesiastes 3:1)

      It’s been a year since Mom had gone on to a better place. A place where there’s no pain and where breathing is effort-less. I cannot believe how fast time went by; nevertheless, I find myself feeling a deep sense of sadness every now and then, when I think about her.
      With Mom’s passing came an overwhelming sense of grief and sorrow…nothing can compare. It was awfully hard for me as I am away from the rest of the family.  It was a difficult process I needed to go through, a loss like no other.  But I guess with acceptance came some sort of “release”…both for me and for Mom.
     God has the best plans for us.  It’s an absolute truth I’ve always known and strongly relied on. About eight weeks after Mom passed away, I discovered I was gifted with a new life, a life that is now known as Jakey’s. I gained one as I had lost another.  I would like to believe Mom was instrumental in that huge phase of my life. She probably made a personal request to God, in my behalf. After all, she has direct access, she’s in heaven! And so Jake happened…not to fill the void Mom had left, but rather, to help me let go, have something special to look forward to, and give my life a new meaning.

To Mommy: Happy first birthday in heaven! I am happy for you, for I know you are at peace eternally. Once again, thank you for everything. I know you continue to watch over us (heck, I even ask you to watch over  Jakey when I’m asleep!) And for that, we are truly grateful. We love you!