I’m not usually one who readily displays public gestures of affection but today, I just have to tell God thanks for saving my mama’s life for one more year.
Last Monday as I looked on her laying on that bed after surgery, it took God’s strength in me to stand flat footed and not burst out in tears. As I stood by looking at her droopy face and answering her questions – repeatedly, I was like Lord, thank You once more for saving mom’s life and for keeping me from an intense grief that I’m sure I’m not ready for. I also thanked Him the surgery went well and He was able to intervene in the nick of time. The surgeon said she could have had sepsis which would have been a whole different ball game. Whew! Praise the name of Jesus!
I felt like Paul in verse 27 of Philippians 2 –
Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.”
For my friends who have lost their mom at some point, may the Lord be a mom to you and if possible, send you a “substitute” today or when the time is needed. For those who still have a mom, love on them. Encourage them. Serve them.
Anyhow, a special shout out to my African Queen today who continues to press through on her road to recovery.
I love you mommy!