Mom’s battle with cancer ended at 2 a.m., September 22, 2009.
She did not lose her battle with cancer. She won! She now stands whole and victoriously at the feet of her Savior.
We sang hymns in her ears and read scripture to her. We kissed her beautiful face a thousand times.
The room was filled with her family. And filled with God’s love.
A few weeks ago, I stood in the kitchen with Mom and I told her how strong she was being through all of this. I told her how amazed I was to see her faith so strong and her mouth so full of thanksgiving.
She said, “Traci, I have tried my whole life to be an example to you kids of how to live for Christ. Now I have to be an example of how to die for Christ.”
Oh mama, you were! You continually blessed others when they were trying to bless you. You changed our hearts. You showed us how a heart in love with Jesus is greater than any trial we face on this earth.
I hear God now saying, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant.”
And mom, you are healed. You’ve wanted to be able to walk on your feet for weeks. Dance, mama, dance! Dance with Jesus.
I held her sweet hand as she drew her last breath. I’ve never known an honor so great.
She was so beautiful.
I love you, Mom.
For all of you wonderful people who have prayed for my mom and my family during these difficult days, I share with you my mom’s very favorite verse that she has clung to all the more before she passed away…
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
(Before Mom got sick, she tried to start a blog. She was able to write a few posts. I wanted to share it with you. http://wandawalkingwiththelord.blogspot.com/)
For you, Mom…