Thursday, October 13, 2011

Grandma Ledford's 4 year Birthday in Heaven

***reposted from last year

THREE YEARS ago today, my mom left this world behind for a far greater glory. Even though we know she's entered eternity with Jesus, we still miss her immensely. We keep forgetting we can't just call her and get her all excited about the silliest things. We can't recycle the same jokes every 9 months when she's gone and forgotten them. We won't be reading any more of her outrageous misspellings. We aren't able to simply ask her opinion about health insurance or tattoos and receive 18 thoroughly researched pages on the subject 3 days later. She won't be flying here to help us with the new baby, leaving essentials out of her luggage so she can bring tools and work on the apartment while babysitting the kids, making meals, and generally running circles around us. She won't be waking up in the middle of the night to pray for us, just in case the dream she just had was the handiwork of the Holy Spirit. I don't know how we're going to make it without her...

She couldn't leave us without getting the last word, of course. 

If you aren't sure where you're going to spend eternity, you will be making a decision after reading this. You will either choose to ignore these words and continue your current course, which will result in death, or you will choose life.

My mom chose life, and it made all the difference.