Monday, February 26, 2007
Mama ER, 1922-2007
Prayers, good vibes, karma, etc. welcome, as usual. My brother and sisters, and her grandchildren and others grieve, but we are celebrating Mama ER's long life and the blessing she was to so many people for so long.
Mama would have been 85 March 11. She willingly made the decision to have the heart surgery Dec. 1 that unfortunately led to her decline. It was a gamble, but one she was willing to take because her quality of life had grown so poor. She died at rest and at peace. Her legacy lives in the hearts, memories and lives of all who knew her.
After the confusion came, she would ask me, "Who's taking care of Daddy?" meaning my dad, who she cared for for 20 years before he died in 1989. She missed him and loved him dearly. My mama was the best example I know of commitment and how to keep loving when the going gets tough and you get tired.
Proverbs says of a noble wife, among other things: "Her children arise and call her blessed ..."
Mama ER was blessed. I know this because while she was not perfect, for no one is, she was a sweet, sweet blessing to me and everyone she met. And that's the true measure of a blessed one, I think: The level to which such blessing is passed to others.
By that standard, Mama ER was truly great.
with you all last night. All of
you have been part of my life for
Momma ER, was such a great example
of what a wife and mother should
be. I learned very much watching
her around her family. Seeing the
love she had for all. She always
welcomed you into her home.
It is a great day to celebrate
such a true, pure, loving women
of God. I have been blessed,
My love, prayers to all the
momma ER family.
I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers that you will be comforted.
My deepest sympathies, my friend. I know you have a lot of shoulders to lean on, but mine's here if you need it.
I give thanks to God for the life of your mother.
We have known each other for many years now, and I feel confident in saying that I know you will take comfort that all her suffering is over.
I'll call you tonight.
My thoughts were with y'all on Sunday, and they'll continue to be so in the days to come.
I have quietly followed this saga, hoping for the best and appreciated your and you mama's strength. My condolences to you and yours. Your post was a wonderful tribute.
Take comfort in God's words:
For we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
(my favorite verse)
Unable are the Loved to die
For Love is Immortality.
My deepest sympathy at your loss. You're in my prayers.
I have one more thing to say. When I lost my mom in 92 my dad had already died in 84. The one thing that I was not ready for was the sense of always having a place to go leaving me. When we lose our last parent we lose a sense of security that we really didn't understand we had until the that time comes.
Anyway, my friend, may God bless and be with you and your family during this time of grieving.
I don't get around my in the blogosphere these days so I was saddened to here from Mom2 that Mama ER had gone home. Sincerest apologies.