"Angels Among Us"

by Annette
(Brooks, Georgia USA)

My mother's life passed from this Earth 2 years ago today, but, the knowledge of her no longer suffering brings comfort to me. And her memory provides strength during the hardest and tough times.
In her years of Alzheimer's, it seemed as if she died a little each day. The differences were almost invisible, but real. She responded less, sang less, done less. She became unsteady on her feet, and then she couldn't walk, then she no longer spoke. Finally, her loving eyes gazed on me with no recognition.
Watching her decline was the hardest thing to do, I grieved every time I saw her. I was letting her go with each visit as she slowly moved through the sacred thin spaces to be with us a little less each day, and as she drew a little closer to the Lord each day.
With the gift of life, she bore me in her womb and gave me life. She tenderly, patiently cared for me and taught me to walk and talk,learn right from wrong, and to love unconditionally. I remember her singing, Her jokes that made me laugh. No one delighted in my successes more; no one could comfort me better in my failures. I am so grateful for how she mothered me and mentored me, and even disciplined me.
Thinking of her give me strength to go on in my life. And i thank God for the Life he had given me with her. Sometimes I still her her voice. I still miss her with every breath I take..
But now she is with the Lord and that bring joy to my heart. I miss her so much.
I love you and miss you so much Mom!

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