Some of you may be wondering why I haven’t posted anything yet on my page about my precious mother’s home going on this past Thursday night. Simply this—it’s so hard to find the right words to express how I feel in her absence. She was so very dear, near and close to my heart, and I wanted to make sure I honored her even as I communicated to you all about her passing! It was such a God-privilege to be able to spend the last 3yrs and 8 months with my mom, here in Kansas City!
Just 2 days before she went to live with Jesus, I thanked her again for being ‘my best mommy EVER’ and for everything she did for me and my siblings. I thanked her for all of her hard work and sacrifices made on our behalf. And then I said to her that ‘I still think that I got the most spankings’ and we both smiled. (I’m sure I needed them!)
Then I sang to her ‘Walk With Me, Lord’ and ‘In The Garden’ and ‘Jesus Loves Me’, and asked her if she remembers singing this song to us as children. She said yes! I thanked her again and watched as tears streamed down her face. I told her that it was well and that all will be well and that God would take care of her and us! I will never, EVER forget that precious and priceless moment.
So, she waited until I left for our Canadian tour and slipped away. She didn’t want to see me cry. My sweet momma knew my weak and tender heart tendencies, so she tried to spare me the pain of seeing her go. (Oh how I love you, Momma). I’m gonna miss her like crazy but I know she’s enjoying being reunited with the love of her life, Nathel James Tait Sr. (my dad). They enjoyed 53 wonderful years together on this earth. Now they can hang out for all eternity. She also gets to be with her two children (my sister and brother) Sharyn and Bill Tait, and her grandson Jason Douglas Tait, and so many other loved ones that preceded her in death. What a time of celebration she is having now. But most of all, my mommy is in the presence of Jesus! She’s finally Home, finally free. No more of any earthly ANYTHINGS that erode and corrupt our bodies or minds! My mom is WHOLE, PERFECT and COMPLETE! Mommy, as I was leaving you in the hospital last Wednesday, I said ‘See you later Mommy. I’ll be back in a few days!’
Well, I’m still gonna still say ‘see you later Mommy’ and according to heaven’s time, it will only be a ‘few days’ until I see you again! I love you so deep! Thank you for allowing me, and our incredible team of caregivers to take care of you with all of our imperfections and frailties. You trusted the God in me to take care of you. I hope I made you proud.
Matthew 9:22—Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.
Maxine Tait's homegoing celebration will be held Thursday September 26, 2013 at:ST. STEPHEN BAPTIST CHURCH
5757 TEMPLE HILL RD
TEMPLE HILLS, MD 20748
Viewing will be 9:00AM-11:00AM
Celebration will begin at 11:00AM
Please send condolences to:
C/O LYNDA RANDLE
5559 NW BARRY RD PMB 236
KANSAS CITY, MO 64154