Dear mom.

I had no intention of saying anything. But then a family friend was reading a poem that someone had written about death and life and I knew I wanted to write something, and I was going to say it.

My grandmother blamed me for her tears at my moms life celebration. Her exact words were “I was doing fine until you got up there.”  I am not the most eloquent with words, but I know that words are powerful, especially when they are spoken from the heart. So these are my words from my heart to my mom. These are the words I shared at my moms life celebration.

You never once faltered in your faith
You never once questioned why
You till your dying day put others first
You carried me in your womb for nine months.
You got up night after night to feed me, to care for me.
You taught me what was right and wrong in life.
You listened when others hurt me with their words
You cried with me when my heart hurt
You taught me what wisdom was
You taught me what it meant to be a hard worker.
You never once laughed at all the times I changed what I wanted to be in life.
You stood behind me as my biggest supporter in all that I did.
You were there the day I gave my life to Christ.
You cheered me on through it all.
You taught me through leading by example that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. You were a giver. A lover. A servant.
You always carried a smile on your face.
And a joke in your pocket for dad.

Mom you taught me what it meant to serve.
You taught me what it meant to lay your life down for another.
You taught me what it meant to love.
You taught me to be humble, and quick to apologize.
You taught me through example.
Your example, your love for Christ woos me into the heart of God.
You taught me no matter the pain level Christ has never forsaken you
You taught me no matter how big the mountain to climb, God leads me so well
You taught me that yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death it is just that a shadow.
You taught me that Christ conquered cancer.
You taught me that love wins everytime.

Today mom you are no longer in pain, you are no longer having to climb the mountain. You are free as a bird. You get to experience Christ in all His glory. Today mom we celebrate you. For who you were to each person in this room and to all the hundreds of others you encountered in your lifetime. Today mom we celebrate that God chose to create you.
We Praise God for the full life you lived on this earth.
We love you mom and will never forget you.

6 thoughts on “Dear mom.

  1. Kim,

    That was beautiful. I couldn’t imagine losing my mother, as her and I are very close as you were with your mom. She’s also a follower of Christ, and I see so much strength in her through her faith. I can sense a bit of your mother through your text, and it sounds like her love will continuously spread through you. I wish you the best and thanks again for the beautiful words.

    1. Her love will shine and radiate so long as we all carry our hearts well before the Lord. She was so beautiful. She still is beautiful. Her legacy continues on…

  2. This brought me tears. So beautiful Kymberly. I’m so very sorry for your loss but I’m rejoicing for your mom at what she must be experiencing right now! She has fought the good fight, she has finished the race, she has kept the faith. What an incredible thing.

    1. Allison. Your comment brings me to tears!! Goodness, God is so good to me. Even through the pain and the trials.

  3. Kim , not sure how I found you other than Jesus ! WAs looking up tattoos , in particular ” oh death where is your victory , oh death where is your stink ” 1 Corinthians 15:55 and your tattoo your blog came up. ” love wins ” I have been reading and crying and reading … Thank you a little less than 7 months ago my hero , my Jesus lover ,my dad got diagnosed with stage 4 appendix cancer , it’s been hard but God has been good ! ThAnk you for your blog your realness ! Love this ❤️ PrAying now for you

    1. Trish,
      God works in mysterious ways 🙂

      Praying for YOUR heart as you walk this journey out with your family.

      Please keep me posted.

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