This week I was planning on writing about various aspects of the birth of Christ and provide encouragement for you, the Awana leader. Those plans changed suddenly Tuesday afternoon when I received word that my mother had died suddenly, unexpectedly.
She was a vibrant woman of 78 years of age. I had just chatted with her on FaceBook Tuesday morning (a rare occurrence) talking about the plans for the New Year’s family get together. Her passing took us all by surprise.
It is interesting that over the last few weeks I have been sharing with people to remember those who have lost loved ones recently, or in the last year, as this can be a difficult time for them. Little did I know that I was preparing people for what my family would be facing.
This will be my last blog post for the week as I tend to my family during this time. Please keep me and my family in your prayers, as this will be a very difficult Christmas for all of us. We do rest in the knowledge that her passing was quick and that she is now at home with Jesus.
Thank you for your support during this time, and I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas!