And I was thankful we were celebrating mom, and not just mourning.
For the past several years I called Mom just about every Sunday for our weekly “catch up.” And I remember, especially in the past couple of years, how she’d occasionally bring up things she wished she hadn’t done in her life. Because she knew, after gaining some wisdom, how choices have consequences.
And when she’d get emotional about some of her bad choices, I’d remind her that every other person on the planet had the same problem. You and I make bad choices. It’s in our nature. And we can’t wish it away. But we can wash it away. Not with tap water. Or even filtered water.
So, a big Thank You to everyone who said nice things about her today. We were all blessed to have her be a part of our lives. I know she’s experiencing the fullness of what King David wrote…
The 23rd Psalm:
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
And He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His nameâ€™s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
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