Monday, February 26, 2007

A Mother gone to Heaven

It was with great sadness that I learned my best friend and ex-sister-in-law's mother passed away a few days ago. I wasn't home all weekend - went to visit my mother and stepdad and took in a movie on Sunday. When I got home, there was a tearful message on my machine. Our two lives have paralleled in so many instances. We are exactly 6 months to the day apart. Mishka and Sean her cousin were born within weeks of each other and Chicken and Lynn's next child, Charity grew up hooked at the hip. Our fathers died at young ages and she and I are psychic with each other too. We feel when something is wrong or a shadow passes over either of our families. Her mother intimidated me when I was a young girl and I was mad at her in my teens when she sent Lynn away and called my mother and told her I was a bad influence on Lynn (it was her way of justifying sending her away), but true friends can never really be separated and Lynn forgave her mother and I did too. I grew to love Lois and her sisters and Mother. They were second family to me. Lois not only gave me the gift of Lynn in my life, but she also led me to the Lord and that is the greatest gift she could have given me. She joins her wonderful mother "Mama Ritchie" who died three weeks ago. She joins a husband, mother, sisters, grandchildren born and unborn - Jesus says "You shall be known in Heaven as you are on Earth" and I know she is rejoicing with HIM and family right now. I will miss you Lois Mom!

3 comments:

Mishka said...

Mom, I was so sorry to hear your news. I know her health has been failing for a while and perhaps she was holding on for Mama Ritchie, who knows. I know that Aunt L will be in good hands with all of her friends and family gathering around. Wish I could be there to help celebrate her life. Tell her so, and I'll get a card in the mail as soon as I can.

Haha said...

She did not go down yet as we were all socked in with bad weather, Ezra was ill and Aunt Linda has a sinus infection, which I know you can relate to. I think your observation about Mama Ritchie is correct. I told Aunt Linda you were ill as well. We will have a celebration later and maybe I will be able to go also. Thanks for your caring words...

Haha said...

I sent your Aunt Lynn a copy of my blog, she saw it as an Eulogy - that means so much to me. Death is a robber and we need to be sensitive to our loved ones and comfort and help them heal no matter what we believe spiritually - that is what I love about you and Chicken, Mishka, you are both so aware...