This is me with my dear friend's mom, Cindy. She battled brain cancer for nearly two years, but went home to Glory this past Saturday. Although she will be greatly missed, I do not grieve for her, nor would I ever wish her to come back. She is completely healed, and got to meet Jesus!
As a Christian, I have the blessed hope in knowing that she accepted Christ as her Savior, and as His Word says, "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." (II Corinthians 5:8)
My heart does ache for the family she left behind, as they lost an amazing woman. Cindy, or Nana as the kids called her, always had a smile on her face and always had a positive attitude. My friend said she was smiling as she passed onto Glory. She loved to sew and enjoyed sewing clothing for her granddaughter's American Girl dolls. She even made a few items for Autumn's dolls. When we would go visit our friends, she would stop by and say hello (often bringing scones with her!). She even would watch all the kids so we could go on a double date.
I know when a person passes away that people say what a great person they were, and the amazing life they lived, but I honestly have nothing to say about this woman. She lived a life that honored God, and I can't imagine she had any regrets when she died.
So, as I said I don't mourn for her, I mourn for her family who had to say good-bye, but as Christians it is only a temporary good-bye. We will all be reunited in Heaven someday. What a blessed hope!
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."