My Mom passed away last week. We were blessed to have been able to be with her during the last few days of her life and even as she took her final breath, my sister and I were there with her. While it is heart-wrenching to watch a loved one pass away before your eyes, we felt honored that she allowed us to accompany her as she transitioned from the earthly plane to Heaven. Even as I write this to you, tears are pouring down my face because I believe that we all understand the universal grief of losing a loved one.
I have written before about my Dad’s passing years ago and occasionally about my Mom over the years. While losing my Dad was very hard, losing my Mom has been even devastating. Perhaps it is that a Mother’s love for her daughter is unconditional or on a deeper level, I feel bereft by losing my Mother-ship, physically from this earthly plane. My Mom’s love knew no bounds. She never tired of telling me how much she loved me. I never questioned her love for me which was a huge blessing for which I am grateful. She even signed every letter with “I love you, Always and Forever (A & F)” lest I forget. I never forgot.
Even in the end, her heartlight was shining and it is that beacon of light that inspires me daily. Her innate unconditional love for her family, friends and loved ones never dimmed. Her genuine smile and authentic love and caring for everyone touched many hearts during her lifetime.
Mom role-modeled the importance of kindness and connecting with others. She loved to have fun, to laugh and to be silly. Her infinite patience made her a beloved elementary teacher. Her faith in God and the comfort she felt by reading the Bible sustained her. She passed onto us all of those traits and more.
What a legacy of love to leave here on this Earth! The outpouring of kindness, the sharing of beautiful memories from others and the compliments about my Mom have sustained me this past week for hers was a life well-loved. I can only pray that when it is my time that my children will have a similar experience. I shall continue to work diligently to keep Mom’s heartlight legacy shining with love for all.
Thank you for reading today. I extend my loving embrace to all of you who know this grief personally, of losing a beloved person in your life, especially a Mom who only gave unconditional love to all and accepted everyone for who they are.
God Bless! Shine On!