A Fellow Mom

One of Lelly’s friend’s mother, Lauren passed away early this morning. I was friendly with her, our children went to the same grammar school and we would be invited to barbecue parties back in the day. She was a very nice person. An honest person and she was a great mom to her 3 children. A great mom who didn’t get enough time with those children.

Lelly informed me that Lauren passed away while I was in Shoprite grocery shopping. I felt so so sad. It really hit close to home. Lauren had been ill for the past 3 years or so and Lelly would keep us updated on her condition because she was in and out of the hospital quite a bit.

I’m so sorry and sad that Lauren passed away. That her children have to go through the rest of their childhood and adulthood without their mom. It’s truly unfair. However I know she is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She has passed over to heaven. That’s what I find comfort in. She’s no longer in any kind of pain, she’s up and about and doing whatever she wants to do. I remember after my father died I read a quote from the late Billy Graham. “We take our last breath on earth and our first breath in heaven.” It’s an amazing image to picture. I imagine my dad and Lauren taking that first breath in heaven and being so full of life, healthy and robust and free of pain.

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