Let me tell you about my mother


I lost my mom today. She was 58 years old. She was too young and full of life to die and I am too young to lose her.

She is my hero. She loved unconditionally and with abandon. She was gentle and strong; she exuded kindness and love; if you knew her, you loved her. She had not a mean or devious bone in her entire body. She was my mother. If God had allowed me to hand pick the perfect mother, I would have chosen her. She was perfect…in every way that she needed to be. She loved God and she had a fearless, committed faith to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She saw people and this world with a childlike innocence and awe that amazed me. I am honored and blessed beyond measure to call her Mom. I don’t know how in the world I will live without her presence in this world. But I know that she has already made heaven a brighter place just by being there. That’s just how she was.

And now she sits at the feet of her Jesus…and she is whole and even more perfect and without pain. And I know that I will see her again.

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20 thoughts on “Let me tell you about my mother

  1. Joseph Martin says:

    This is such a beautiful tribute, Margie. Our hearts share your sorrow as you go through this time of shadows. May God surrounded you with his grace as you remember the hopeful life and spirit of your Mom.

    With deep concern and love,

    Joe and Sue Martin

    • Thank you Joe and Sue. I could write pages and pages of who she was to me and so many others and still not sum it up. She was beautiful in every way. I wish you could have met her. You would have loved her!

  2. Kim says:

    I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. I cannot imagine what you are going through right now. I am praing comfort for you and your family to make it through this time.

    Philippians 3:20-21 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

    • Thank you Kim. I miss her so much. I just wasn’t prepared for this. But I do know where she is. She always talked about Heaven with excitement and anticipation. I ache for her now but wouldn’t ask her to leave where she is for me.

  3. The sorrow that we feel when we lose a love one is beyond our understanding sometimes. But when we can understand that God loved them even more, then maybe we can understand the peace that He can only give at a time like this. That that life was not only used when they were here but the glory to God that continues because of them being here. You are a blessing to share the life of your Mom and through you, may the testamony of your mother, continue. If we can help in any way please let us know.
    Pastor Dale Norris & Shirley
    dnorris@universitybaptist.us

  4. Karen Williams says:

    So saddened by our loss. I had not seen your mother in many years but she was a very sweet, kind, gentle woman. Our girls played together when they were little, we attended Hickory Grove Baptist Church together, and was at her home many times. I don’t think I every witnessed her being angry or upset, but with a constant smile on her face. I pray for comfort for all of you and that God’s love be with you.
    Karen Williams (mother to Jennafer & Karan Gray)

    • I have lots of memories of playing at your house and you and my mom talking together. Her service will be at 2:00pm on Friday at Russell Baptist Church. We’d love for you to come be part of the celebration of her life.

  5. She was everything you said. What a sweet, spirited lady. We’re going to miss her so much…it’s still hard to believe…I guess it’ll sink in the first time I see Max at church alone…..she was so proud of all of you, her children, she lit up when talked about any one of you. Praying comfort for your family!

  6. Denise Almazar says:

    Margie, I’m so sorry. My Dad passed away a year ago last November. It still hurts like it was yesterday. He was my knight in shining armor. Cherish all the wonderful memories, and hold on to the thought that a lot of her still lives on through you. You are your mothers daughter! šŸ™‚ I wish I could give you a hug. (((Margie))) It’s the best hug I can give online. I’m glad your Mom is with her Savior! My Dad is too. It doesn’t take the pain of losing them away, but boy does it feel good to know where they are, and that we’ll be together again! You and you family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come. Denise Almazar (one of your travel companions from the Germany/France Trip)

  7. Aunt Margie Lee says:

    What a beautiful story about your Mother. Margie. It brought tears to my eyes. I always thought your Mom was so pretty with her dipples and glowing smile. She was always so sweet to me.
    My heart aches for your loss, Margie. No words can take away the pain that you feel. The Lord will be with you every step of your grief until you can see and feel the light on your face again. God bless you. Love, your Aunt Margie

  8. Soapbox, such a powerful post!! You and your sister are a blessing to all of us, for sharing about your mom. thank you and God bless you.

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