When my mother left us to life eternal on June 21, 2013 after suffering from vasculitis and eventually from cancer, I experienced "letting go" as the hardest part to deal with in life. It seemed there was once again a "cutting of the umbilical cord" that tied me with her. And, just like an infant, I have to grapple on living after such a strong detachment. At times, tears would well-out whenever you miss the milk of her comfort, the touch of her hands, the smiles in her eyes, and the maternal strength she had shown. Now the only thing I could do is to just look up, assured that she’s now with God, happily looking at us from heaven.
It is a leap of faith to let go and let God when the reality of death comes!
WALK WITH THE LORD
Eternal rest grant unto the soul of our mother, O Lord. And let your perpetual light shine upon her. May she and all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
WALK WITH THE WORD