Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Day 293 No Burden Bothers

"Walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord." Ephesians 5:8-10

Today's devotion made me think of my beautiful Mom.

On this day three years ago she moved into her heavenly mansion.

I smile when I think she no longer carries any burdens.

It makes my heart sing to imagine her dancing on the heavenly streets of gold.

Mom walked as a light for others.

She bore many sorrows in her eighty-six years. Yet she accepted God's will and gave thanks when it felt burdensome.

Mom was a beautiful daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.

As an English teacher she taught many.

As a woman who smiled in the middle of her struggles she taught many more about joy in the midst of difficult seasons of life.

Mom's home was always open with a hot cup of coffee and a listening ear.

Her warm smile lifted heavy burdens from the hearts of many who called her "Ma".

I really miss her smile.

But I'm thankful for the legacy of her smile – a family trait passed through generations.

So today as I think of her I smile.

God bless your smile too.


The theme for today's blog came from the October 20 devotion in God Calling by AJ Russell


Traci said...

Great blog Gigi - I miss her so much! I am happy that she in a wonderful place with Grandpa though. Love you!

Katy said...

love this. i hope i can be like her and open my doors to people and in the midst of a busy, packed life, remember that relationships are most important and offer a listening ear...and a cup of tea :) what a wonderful legacy she left. love you!