Monday, February 25, 2008
My mom, my love, my permanent footprint
Mom was called back to the Lord on 18th Feb, 7.45pm with my brother, sister, husband and I by her side. She could not wait for dad to arrive, I believe to spare dad of the emotional pain.
I thank God that we made it on time to lead mom to the Lord on 17th Feb morning. She was admitted in ICU for breathing difficulties. She was perfectly 100% conscious and I thank God for the wonderful moments that we spent together that morning. She comforted me and asked me not to shed tears for her, hubby and I shared the assurance and hope of Jesus Christ to her, we showed her the way to respond and accept Jesus as her personal Savior and without second thought, mom was ready to accept, we lead her in prayer, she followed in her heart and from that moment God is in her life and she’s now the child of God. Mom wanted to be baptized but unfortunately she was not fit and conscious to go through the ceremony the next morning. One thing is for sure mom is now saved and in the hands of her Maker.
I held her hand that morning, I told her the story of the prodigal son, how God in the same way so willingly wanted to receive us and welcome us in His loving arms. I spoke word of assurance from the Bible to mom that we should not be concern over the world and things in it, we came with nothing and with nothing we shall go back to the Lord. This body of ours is just temporal, when we meet God face to face, He will give us a new body (no pain, no broken bones and in perfection). Mom nod in agreement.
The next few hours was spent holding her hands, stroking her beautiful hair, praying with and for her, calling her, feeding her with sips of water, comforting and just being with her. I’m glad mom did not have to go through a long period of physical suffering, God is good and gracious. We missed her terribly but knowing that she’s resting in the arms of the Lord comforted us.
My Michelle comforted me that we should not be crying as poh poh now is in heaven with God and Jesus, we should be happy and not sad, how true. I pledge to live out the values of mom in my life and to pass down her permanent foot prints to my children, grandchildren and many many more generations.
My salute and respect to the most influential woman in my life. She’s living in us now, leaving her permanent footprints in our hearts, mind and soul. She is a living legacy among those who know her, till we meet again in heaven. Mom will be in glorious white, smiling and we will rejoice together in the day to come.