I love to listen to podcasts while I do my mundane tasks of motherhood (put away laundry, clean the kitchen.... ect) Three of my Go To podcasts are The Goal Digger, Focus on the Family Broadcast and Modern Homemakers.
The Goal Digger- When I need some entrepreneur motivation
Focus on the Family- When I need some spiritual help in being a mom or wife
Modern Homemakers- When I want to pretend i'm "spending some time" with a family friend (I've known Donna Otto my whole life and I aspire to be as cool as she is)
So last night I came across "Raising Daughters in God's Wisdom" and as mom of two daughters I thought "I could use some wisdom" The podcast started stating, "We air this program in honor of the late Wynter Pitts who went to be with the Lord in July of this year" Now I had already heard little clips of the show in the preview and the lady's voice sounded quite young! So I was taken-back that this woman I was about to listen had died. The more I listened the more tears came (knowing that probably only months after taping this episode she would be gone from her four daughter's lives 14, 11, 9 & 9) I then searched the internet to find her age and how she died. All I could find was age 38 and unexpected death in her sleep.
This has made me think.... If I'm gone tomorrow what will my kids remember? What is the most important thing I would want my kids to know?
I would want my kids to know...
It's Ok! Mom is Ok! Actually I'm better than Ok if I'm gone- I'm fully healed from the aches, pains and hurt from this earthly life. The God I serve- and I hope they serve - is a BIG God ..."And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good" ~ Romans 8:28 We can only see what's on our side of the door and we have to TRUST God, because he can see both sides. I would want my kids to know THIS ISN"T THE END! There is MORE to this LIFE than this life! And that gives us HOPE that gives us JOY. If you read the whole Bible- It tells us how it all ends! And guess what? Jesus Wins! (Que Confetti). Nowadays especially I don't know how anyone can deny there is an evil this world.
"We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? Romans 8:22-24
I see creation groaning for Jesus's return- We can't even grow wheat that doesn't make more than half the population sick. There are floods, fires and earthquakes bigger and stronger than there has ever been...
So kids if I'm gone tomorrow- I love you more than you could know (until you have your own kids, than you get it). I know you will miss me at important milestones that happen in your life...Nothing can replace a mom- but you have a GREAT dad and family that I'm sure will help fill the gap. The most important thing is we serve a Big God and HE is in Control. THIS IS NOT THE END- If there are beaches in Heaven you know where to find me when you get there ;)
~ your mom
Although I cry and think "THAT'S NOT FAIR!" about the passing of Wynter Pitts- why let her die so young! I too know... She is Ok! She's better than Ok.
If this post leaves you with questions about how I can be so certain in my destination after death please email me! Also LISTEN here to The Party You Don't Want to Miss!