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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