Posted by: StrongStakes | February 5, 2009

Mom’s 88th Birthday

Today would have been my Mom’s 88th birthday, except she went home to be with her Lord 18 months ago.  I wrote her an email this morning, then sent it to my siblings, spouse and children.  Here is an excerpt:

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Although I cannot find definitive, biblical proof, I wonder, are earthly birth days celebrated in heaven?  With all the emphasis on genealogies in scripture, they probably are.  Every “day” is a celebration, though (right?), being in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Well, I just wanted you to know that I wish I could stop by for a visit, or at least pick up the phone and call you.

I miss you!

Well, I have to get back to work!  But it was important for me to remember … that it would have been your 88th birthday … that I love you!  From your perspective, we will see you very soon.  From my perspective, who knows what else God has for me to do (and become)?

One of the men in our weekly Bible study announced two weeks ago that he called his Dad, after not speaking with him for over ten years.  He confessed that the Holy Spirit had been convicting him to make the call for several weeks.  He also praised God for a wonderful conversation with his Dad, and expressed the hope that this was a first step toward reconciling their relationship.

This all reminds me of a powerful song, “Finally Home,” by the band, Mercy Me.  Click on the link in the right-side toolbar, under “Blogs/sites worth visiting.”


~ tr

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