The month of August is very special to me. On August 16, 2007, my dear mother went to be with the Lord. I miss her a lot, but I know that she looks at me with contempt and says: “My dear dear daughter, stay in the race, run so that you too can see what the end will be. THANK YOU MOM! Thank you for giving me inspiration to keep going. , because I know that one day I will see your beautiful face again.
Mom, if it hadn’t been for God on my side “Where would I be?”
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been there for me since my mother passed away. Thank you for your prayers, love, care, concerns, encouragement, and support. I couldn’t imagine what I would have done without each of you. I may not have silver or gold, but I have a heart full of love and sincere prayers that God will send people into your lives who will do in an extraordinary and abundant way, beyond what you have done for me, in the name of Jesus. .
When I think of my mother, I remember how she loved to help people.
She would help them out like it was going to go out of style. She always wanted to know “what can I bring you to eat?” Would you like something to drink? Whatever she lacked, she would do her best to provide. She was known for paying school fees for many children. Adopted children, housed children, gave children who did not have a roof over their heads, a roof over their heads. Throughout her life, she donated to so many churches and organizations that it was unreal, but what was so amazing about her, she never went through stages, she was just doing what she loved to do.
Even on her sickbed, she continued to instruct me to pay someone’s school fees, help this person or that person, donate to this or that ministry, and so on. Actually, the list goes on and on. There were so many times that my brothers and I challenged our mother. We often think that he should have done more for us rather than for the strangers he constantly blessed.
Two days after surgery on his broken ankle last year, I noticed that he was having trouble breathing. Although she was in pain, she was very insistent on talking to all her children at the same time.
Fortunately, the afternoon she made that request, we all visited her in the hospital. Curiosity reigned in our minds as we wondered what our sick mother, who was almost fighting for her life, had to say to us. When we met, she began to speak: “I want all of you to continue my legacy of helping people in need.” She continued to acknowledge that she was proud of what each of us did, yet felt we could do so much more. She advised us to sow into the lives of as many people as possible and to help the ministries in whatever way we could.
This was the last real conversation he had with us before his death.
When he died, our wish was to give him a welcoming ceremony worthy of the QUEEN he had been. We didn’t know how we were going to make it happen, but if that meant selling our possessions to do it, we were more than ready. We decided to look to the hills of God, and not to the heels of man, for direction.
But the God we serve had something else in store for us. By the time the news of my mother’s death spread around the world like wildfire, we received the shock of our lives. People came from everywhere and poured unimaginable support, love, and finances into our stunned hands and hearts.
Once we counted what people had given us, we looked at no less than twenty-two thousand dollars. Why am I writing this? I write this because God revealed to me that all the years my mother gave to others were definitely not wasted.
He simply sowed seeds that his children are still reaping as I write. When he died, his loved ones were and are still reaping the harvest that his sowing had produced.
And you, dear reader? Are you a giver or a receiver? What investment are you leaving for your loved ones? What impact are you having on your family and community? Because Heavenly Father has so graciously given us a new chance in life, let us live to give our brothers and sisters new opportunities in life with whatever help we can provide. I pray that the Spirit of God directs our hearts, in the name of Jesus.