Years ago, my sister and I would make Mother's Day corsages to wear to church fashioned from wildflowers we'd picked in our timber. My sister's,my mom's, and my corsages were made of pale lavender sweet william, bright yellow buttercups, and deep purple violets, bright colors to honor our mothers. But my grandmother's corsage was made up only of white flowers, because her mother was not living. I always thought that was sad.
This year, I may decide to wear a wildflower coursage again. But I think I will pick bright colors. Although my mom has been in Heaven for almost ten years, I don't think of her as not living. She has simply gone on ahead and I look forward to a joyful reunion someday.
Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies." (John 11:25)
Who are you looking forward to being reunited with in Heaven?