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MY HEART WAS BROKEN BUT I KNEW THERE WAS A BETTER TIME
(This is a true story about a sweet soul that was a member of my church that I loved dearly. Her name is Ms. Mimi.)
FEEDING ON HESITATION
Miss MIMI is gone.
Miss Mimi was a wonderful woman. She was our grandmother in the church. If you had any questions about life marriage or anything she was the woman to go to.
She was 90 years old; she had out lived two husbands and she was loved by all.
Ms. Mimi had helped countless striving young people become ministers. If they needed a place to live she would move their whole family in to her home to live. She would feed them and make sure they had clothes. Her and her husband helped build the church we go to.
As Ms. Mimi aged, she got sicker. I had gone to see her and take her lunch when she admitted to me she was ready to go home to be with the Lord.
Although she was bedridden she was instructing everyone what she was going to wear when Jesus came to get her. She admitted that an Angel had visited her in her dreams to tell her she would be going home very soon. I had never seen anyone so excited about dying. Needless to say I was amazed.
All I wanted to do was cry, but how could I when I had this brave woman anticipating what was going to come.
Oh Ms. Mimi
Lovely that you are
Your spirit so attuned
To the knowledge of our
For your final journey
What a wonderful time
You will have
With the greatness
And being shared
With so many before
Your excitement is overwhelming
The joy of your spirit
‘If I wait Lord, you’ll cause it to bloom not just in good time, but in your perfect time.”
Ms. Mimi would pray so sweetly and elegantly and with diligence to her sweet Lord, just knowing and believing that she would be made whole when she would be home with her Lord.
You see she had a several strokes and she was crippled by rheumatic arthritis. She was in a wheelchair and in a lot of pain. I could go on with all her illnesses and needless to say she was ready to go home.
The day she died we all stopped and held each other and cried and then we realized she was with her Lord and no more pain.
That morning I sang her a song. As I cried I tried my best as I sang how much I loved her and was going to miss her but I knew I would see her again one day.
I love you Ms. Mimi.
Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.
©Copyright 2012 by POET DEBORAH BROOKS-LANGFORD
I tried singing this song that sunday morning..
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