Sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning, my mom peacefully passed away. She was 89, going to be 90 in March, but she had suffered a stroke about 7 weeks ago that left her with some permanent weakness. I'm going to miss her greatly, but I'm glad her health issues are behind her now. For me, Saturday is her burial, and I will be the pastor that conducts it. It's my honor to do it for her, and yet it's going to be a tough day. Thanks for giving me a place to share this, because I imagine there will be plenty of tears as I gather with family today.