Still missing Mom. Two years ago today my Mom, Ruth Seamands, went to be with Jesus. Her death followed several months of steady decline. She was weary, and she often asked why God didn’t take her home. She was ready. Mom’s funeral celebrated her faith and love-filled life. We laughed a lot. Mom would have […]
In my family, birthdays are a big deal. The person celebrating can expect phone calls from everyone. Yesterday was my birthday, and I was not disappointed. My three sisters called, and two of them sang to me. All my children called. My daughter and three-year-old granddaughter sang together on the phone. Friends had cake and […]
A song on the radio titled The Hurt & the Healer by Mercy Me reminds me of my feelings in the early days after my husband’s death: Breathe Sometimes I feel it’s all that I can do Pain so deep that I can hardly move.
Today is Mother’s Day. I spent this beautiful spring day with my two daughters, a son-in-law, and two grand-daughters. I felt loved. And today I missed my mom, who is spending her first Mother’s Day in heaven. I imagine she is feeling loved beyond measure.
This is my mom, Ruth Childers Seamands, as a radiant bride. My mom woke up in heaven today. I like to think this is how she looks again. She is no longer blind, or deaf, or struggling for breath. She is safely Home.