Saturday, May 8, 2010
An Orphan's Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day. Today, I have felt sorry for those who wished it to me not knowing this is my first full day as an orphan.
Yesterday, surrounded by family on a beautiful spring day, my mother's spirit soared free of gravity. She left behind all pain, illness and earthly cares.
We were able to rush to her bedside after her heart attacked. We were holding hands; praying the Lord to receive her in His garden. As we finished, the woman known outside the family by combination of names she used for the chapters of her life- Ethel Maria Sepulveda Lent- her last breath quietly left her.
Be happy for my mother. Today she got something in heaven I have had the privilege of for 56 years. See- her mother died in childbirth when mom was only 2.
At long last, mom has shed her earthly identity. She will no longer be the little girl from Puerto Rico; the one there was no room at the orphanage for. Forever now, however it is that God arranges such reunions in the heaven, my mother can now get to know; to be with her own mother.
Thank you to Gene Sasse for permission to use his image of Julia Child rose blooms frothing over the edges of a Mason jar.