Her children arise and call her blessed. Proverbs 31:28 (KJV)
Her door was always open, and many were the visitors who came for encouragement, wisdom, consolation, or exhortation. Momo was up to it all because she lived continuously in the presence of her Lord. Her door and her heart were always open.
Life had not been easy, but in yielding to its testings and difficulties a compassionate, loving heart was molded that would hear any confession or any heartache and provide a benediction and a prayer for resolution. She equally shared joys and pointed us all to see a loving heavenly Father who always brought everything together for his glory and our ultimate good.
Throughout my brother Jack’s and my life growing up, our days began with Bible reading and prayer and ended the same way. Christianity was not only spoken, it was modeled. Our home was not blessed with perfection; its blessing was authenticity—a family wholeheartedly focused on doing and following God’s will. Sometimes failing; always being lifted up and carried forward.
Momo went to be with her Lord on Saturday morning, July 25, 2015. I had the privilege of being with her. What a godly heritage we now have to pass on to our children and grandchildren and their children. May Momo rest in peace and rise in glory.
Father, how blessed I am that you chose Momo to be my mother. Please help me to follow you as closely as she did and to be the blessing to my family and community as she was. I ask this in Jesus’ name. AMEN.