What beautiful sentiments, Catherine, and a well-written essay. I, too, lost my mother long before I was “ready” (at 33) and I still miss her to this day. Probably a woman is never ready to let go of her mom. Thanks so much for taking me down memory lane today.
Thanks, Mary. Yes, I don’t think we are ever ready to lose a parent. There is a hole that will never be filled, but the memories are good.
Beautiful post, Cathy – and so true!! There is always hope through Him. I’ve been blessed to have my mother this long (she’s 91 years old), so sorry you lost yours so soon. I depend on Him to get me through all life’s trials, including the gradual loss of my mother to Alzheimers.
Reading your new book now and enjoying it immensely. My mother passed in 2000, she was a young 78 years old…I still miss her so, and believe that I always will…Thank God that “…we do not grieve as those that have no hope…”