Mom

Today is my birthday and the first occasion without my mom. She passed away from cancer on Aug 4th. While I miss her annual phone call, I know she is where I have my heart set to be, with our savior Jesus.
The day that she passed, I fully expected to be in a deep depression as soon as she took her last breath. While there were tears at her passing, something unexpected happened. I felt her spirit fully awaken in God’s Kingdom. Now, I feel her more spiritually than I did when she was alive in the flesh. As she told me sometime before, God is with her and we are with God so it’s like she never left. I still long to see her again, but knowing she is with Jesus, I wouldn’t wish her back to this old world even if I could.