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Judith Eileen "Judy" Williams-Mosher
June 25, 1945 - December 21, 2017


Stepping into Glory

When I got the text that Mom's time was almost up, my only prayer was "Lord, please let me see her in time."  We arrived at her cabin at 7:30pm, and I immediately went into her room and lay besider her.  The day before, it was reported that she arrived at the cabin after being cleared for the visit by the hospice agency in Chesapeake.  However, that morning, she had taken a turn for the worse.  Laying next to her, memories of my youth raced through my mind.  I recalled the time living in our small apartment in Queens, New York.  I was barely 5 years old, and mom recalls the time she was diagnosed with mononeucleosis and I made her soup and fed it to her.  This evening, there would be no soup.  Instead, I read to her from Psalm 103, "Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name.  Bless the Lord, o my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities; Who heals all your diseases ..."  And here were were, as she stood on the edge of eternal healing.  "The lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him."  That was for Mom.  Especially during that last 18 months, whenever I visited, the first question was, "Are we going to go to church?"  And now, we were here, as she stood ready to step into His everlasting loving arms.  I caressed her hair; her signature white hair which crowned her so beautifully.  And as she breathed her last, I felt a peace knowing that she had transitioned into eternity; into the arms of the One who loved her unconditionally; into the hands of the One who formed her; into the eternal home He created for her.  She is not here, but I know where she is and with Whom she is.  I know that I will see her again.  And this Christmas, I was comforted by the thought that Mom gets to celebrate Jesus with Jesus.  A beautiful Christmas... I love you, Mom, and will see you on the other side.

Started by Kym Kent on December 26, 2017
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Judy Williams-Mosher and I were colleagues at Indian River High.
Her brilliance was legendary...along with her personality, wit, and teaching. She and I were literally on opposite sides of the building as she taught chemistry and I taught English. We shared many of the same students, especially in honors and AP. Sometimes one of us took the long trek to the other's side of the building to check with a student or just to watch, listen, and learn. I was in awe of her.

When she alluded to or quoted from Shakespeare and other authors, the students could see how learning was multi-faceted and interdisciplinary.
(I confess, though -- I couldn't cite much about chemistry)

Judy and I talked about which year we'd retire (she outlasted me), and she said we should form a book club. Alas...that didn't happen....
But the last I heard was that she and her dog were in a Bible study, so I guess she was reading the greatest book of all. Now she is living its story.

Condolences to Judy's family, friends, and fans.
She was a great lady.
Posted by Linda Bull on January 27, 2018

So beautiful reading your words above. While it was many years ago that Ms. Mosher was a part of my life, I will never forget her. She was my AP Chem teacher and I learned more than chemistry...she was an amazing teacher and my heart goes out to all her family. Such a bright star. Her dedication to her students was so powerful. I remember late study sessions and Saturday labs! I'm glad you were able to be with her at the end. Sending much love to all.

Thank you Ms. Mosher for all you did for me!
Love, Cathy McNeeley
Posted by Cathy (McNeeley) OMeara on December 28, 2017

This is a tribute to your Mom, my daughters and I are heartbroken and send you our sincere condolences.
For Judy:
Fly free and fly high my dear friend.
I will never forget you and the impact you had on my girls. You were my back up Mom so many times and I love you dearly.
Remember so well the Class of '88 prom you talked my husband and me into chaperoning... What fun we had that night. So many
memories washing over me. You were one of a kind and a true IRHS icon.
Posted by Shirl Moyer on December 26, 2017

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