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 […]
Loss of a Parent
I made poached eggs for breakfast this morning, and I thought of my mom. Mom was the ultimate hostess. I remember the parties she and my dad used to throw during my growing up years. Then when Mom and Dad sold the big house they built and moved into a retirement condo, she still delighted […]
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 […]
Grief has a way of sneaking up on you. I surprised myself by being “ready” for my mom’s death. As ready as I ever could be, I guess. We expected it, and even prayed for it. She was ready. She wanted to go to heaven, and she couldn’t understand why God didn’t take her. The […]
Today is Father’s Day, and it always makes me a little sad. After losing my husband, Rick, and then my dad and father-in-law, I realized I had no reason to buy a Father’s Day card.