As I sat down to post today, my mind came to a conversation I had had with my precious Mother before the Lord took her home. I had asked her to contribute a guest post on her thoughts and life as she fought cancer.
She never was able to. Things happened so quickly. She was well and fighting one day, and sick and dying the next.
IF she had been able to write something, I believe she would have shared something similar to these thoughts:
"As I fight this cancer, I have a peace and joy that only Christ can give. He has taught me so much about dependency on Him. For two years I have been fighting lung cancer, and through it all have used every opportunity I can get to share Christ with those around me. Whatever you are going through in life, no matter how big or small, Christ is the answer for strength and direction. He is the One who allowed this sickness in my life and I want to use it for His glory."
Mom is now rejoicing in heaven with my Heavenly Father. She is now able to really "see" what she only understood from afar.
I wish you could have known my mom. She was a woman of deep faith. Her favorite quote was from Corrie Ten Boom.
"There is no pit so deep, that God is not deeper still."
I have felt so many times in such a deep pit. I remind myself: "My Father's love is wider, longer, higher and deeper than anything I will go through. He will sustain me."
So I ask my Heavenly Father to send my dear Mother a message: I miss and love her.