“So what is your secret to be living through 80 years?" I asked my mom at our little dinner party with my sister and brother-in-law. She glanced my way, found her words and said, "Well, you know, my faith." That was that. Simple and firm.
My mom is in a unique place mixing the past with the present, and sometimes adding a little fantasy to keep us on our toes, but she has never wavered in her trust that God knows her and she knows Him enough to enjoy His peace and presence. I am grateful for the chance to celebrate this day with her, and more grateful that she modeled enough of that simple and firm faith that it was easy for me to place my trust in God in the same way.
I love my momma.