A morning that will not be forgotten…
Ambulance, fire truck, and emergency lights flashed through our little circle of homes. There was commotion a few homes down. I ran over, the front door was open so I stepped in.
She was only 15. She had fought a long battle with cancer from the time she was very young and would fight no more. I witnessed her mother in tears weeping for her loss. I just hugged her. Words were insufficient at the time. I have witnessed God’s love and grace work in this family as they have turned to Him.
I have witnessed the Lord turn this tragedy into goodness!
I asked the mom recently “If you were given 20 minutes with your daughter what would you say to her?” I only include a portion of what her heart spoke:
“More than anything I would tell her how much I love her and how grateful and blessed I am to be her mother. I would want her to know that she will always be in my heart and not a second would go by that I’m not thinking about her, loving her and missing her. I would want her to know she is my hero. I would tell her I was so sorry that she had to go through everything she had to, and that I wish I could have taken the sickness and pain away and endured it myself so she didn’t have to. I would want to make sure she knew she was and always will be my best friend. I would thank her for teaching me how to love.”
Do we express love to our children in the depths of sincerity that we would want to if they were no longer with us?
If you get twenty minutes today with your children, remember this mom who does not. Ponder on the love that you would express to your children if you could not. Then, sit them down, look them in the eye, and let your heart express a sermon of love.