When a Mother Dies
No matter what age we are, when both are parents die, we are then orphans. Then, when our siblings die, a chapter of our lives is gone forever. We grieve over the loss of each family member. Each one is a tragedy in our earthly life.
But, when a mother dies, an unmatched loneliness occupies the pit of one’s stomach. A mother is special. We are conceived as a seed inside our mother’s womb; we grow from the nourishment of her body; and, we cause great pain and suffering for her during our birth. This pain is replaced by her joy of giving us life. We are forever an extension of her body.
When a mother dies, our only comfort is that she has joined with God; she has returned home to nourish eternity.