It’s been a year since your passing.
I believe you’ve been able to see all the goings-on with your family as they bring joy, and I know there’s no tears in heaven.
Life without you has been very different, and you are very much missed.
My children all have photos of you in his/her respective rooms, something that they asked me to do after you passed, and although I wasn’t ready to look at your beautiful face in those photos, they wanted to do it everyday.
When I tuck them in bed each night it is I who am blessed to be able to look at those photos and recall the wisdom you passed onto me with your love – your unconditional love that I took for granted all the years I got to spend with you.
Thank you for teaching me everything I needed to know to “make it” in this world.
I won’t ever be able to demonstrate love like you and I can only hope to strive to be half the person you were with that gift you had.
There are bits and pieces of memories that flood back to me now and then, and even though I may shed a tear because I am no longer able to share more memories with you, the blessings I receive of memories bring me nothing but smiles, joy and hope.
I praise the Lord that somehow through Him you have been able to whisper things to me, including the fact that you are proud of me that I run and am taking care of myself.
Please continue to plead with the Lord to work on softening my father’s heart, as it has been through so much in the past year.
Thank you for continually praying for me and my brother when you were here. I have no doubt that it was because of those prayers that I am able to write this letter to you today, and share with my family the wisdom, grace, and love that the Lord blesses me with that you passed onto me.
I will be forever grateful to the Lord that he chose you to be my mother, knowing that only you were the one that could pray for me and watch me do the things that I had to do (including mistakes) in order to be the person I am today.
I know I’ll be seeing you in the future, and as you prayed the same sentiments before me, I continue to pray your prayer that the long life ahead of me be filled with Christ-centered thoughts, love, hope and peace.
I love you and miss you,
Here is my mom’s tribute on You Tube.