I once heard a pastor share that when a lifelong believer comes to the end of their time here on earth that the conversation might sound something like this.
Believer: Jesus, it is great to meet with you again today -- as we have most days of my life. It seems like we have walked a long way together...but I have enjoyed our time together even though I am a little tired.
Jesus: We have walked a long ways -- traveled many mountains and valleys...and you know what? I think we are closer to my house than we are to yours. Would you like to come to my house tonight?
I think that there was a very similar conversation between my mom and Jesus early Wednesday morning. I think she found herself closer to heaven than earth...and just decided it would be nicer to go there rather than stay here. I have imagined her walking through heaven almost with her mouth open saying, "WOW...I wish the girls were here to see THIS!" And we will be one day.
My sister and I miss her. But it was time...and she didn't suffer here long -- which we are both grateful for. I am now in Dallas...we will leave on Friday morning to go to Shawnee, Oklahoma which is where my mother will be buried -- beside her parents. We will have a graveside service there (my sister's uncle-in-law is coming to do the service). Royce will fly into Oklahoma City tomorrow after noon for the service on Saturday. We will all then drive back to Dallas for a memorial service here for her friends on Tuesday.
I am planning to stay the rest of the week here in Dallas to help clean out the house and get it ready for sale....and perhaps drive a U-haul back on Saturday and Sunday....so will be back by Sunday week at the latest.
Thank you all for your prayers and support...I have felt them and been strengthened by them.
I miss you and will enjoy catching up with you when I return.
Love to all