On Presidents Day my mom finally ended her battle with cancer. God called her back home and now she can sing His praises with the angels.
While I was home last week, we had a chance to visit with our parish priest who was to celebrate her funeral mass. One thing he said to us, which I have thought a lot about in the time since, is how my mother’s life (and all our lives) is a gift. God gives us the gift of life and the gift of those who are close to us and then when he calls us back we must give that life back to Him as a gift. Our lives have never belonged to us and we can only hope that we give God glory in the short time we have here on earth.
This has given me a lot of peace in the last few days as I think of all the times to come when I know I will miss my mom being here on earth.
I want to thank everyone who has sent their sympathies and offered prayers for my mom and our family.