Five years ago today, my mother went home to be with the Lord. It was a relatively short battle with cancer. I miss her very much not only for myself but for her two grandchildren. Joseph recognizes her picture but he was only 5 months old when she passed away. My daughter is 8 weeks old and we honored Mom’s memory by giving her name as Catherine’s middle name. We had actually decided on Catherine’s middle name before her first name.
A lot has taken place in the last five years. We are thankful for Mom’s life, the legacy and memories that we have and will be able to pass on to her grandchildren. Most of all, I am thankful that Mom was a believer. She put her faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and I had the privilege of baptizing her upon her profession of faith.
2 Cor. 5:8 – …to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
Romans 1:16 – For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.