Mom, dear mom…
Last year, we celebrated your last Mother’s Day on earth.
This year, you’re dearly remembered.
I came across an eulogy regarding a godly woman in C. S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce.
I couldn’t help but thought of you:-
“Presently the lady got up and began to walk away.
The other Bright Spirits came forward to receive her, singing as they came”
“The Happy Trinity is her home: nothing can trouble her joy.
She is the bird that evades every net: the wild deer that leaps every pitfall.
Like the mother bird to its chickens or a shield to the arm’d knight:
so it the Lord to her mind, in His unchanging lucidity.
Bogies will not scare her in the dark: bullets will not frighten her in the day.
Falsehood tricked out as truths assail her in vain:
she sees through the lie as if it were glass.
The invisible germ will not harm her: nor yet the glittering sun-stroke.
A thousand fail to solve the problem, ten thousand choose the wrong turning:
but she passes safely through.
He details immortals to attend her: upon every road where she must travel.
They take her hand at hard places: she will not stub her toes in the dark.
She may walk among lions and rattlesnakes: among dinosaurs and nurseries of lionets.
He fills her brim-full with immensity of life: He leads her to see the world’s desire…”
Mom, you thrived through every trail and challenges on earth with God-given strength and wisdom… I adore you.
Now that you received the crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8) and waited for me over on that beautiful shore… I cheer for you.
But I miss you, mom.
I miss you so much.
Your daughter, on the eve of Mother’s Day 2013.