We’re never ready to lose the people we love, even when we know they are ready to go. My dear sweet Mama passed away on Monday morning—peacefully, in her sleep, around 9:00 a.m. in Breckenridge, Minnesota. It was a bittersweet departure, as she was to be joining my father that day at his Assisted Living facility.
God has a greater plan, however—a plan for ALL of us, a plan for eternity. When I think of my mom—of Rita Elizabeth (Labine) Ethier—I think, “God couldn’t have given me a better mother. What a wonderful life. She truly lived it to the full.”
Today we are grieving…and we are grateful. Please in your charity pray for the repose of my mother Rita’s soul; pray for her (heartbroken) husband, George; and pray for my sisters, my brother, my family.
Above all, please live your life to the full. Live well, laugh often, and of course, love much.
Make as many memories as you can.