He shall choose our inheritance for me, the excellence of Jacob whom he loved. Selah. (Psalm 47:4)

My Mom and Dad were not wealthy; yet, they wanted to leave a bit behind for each of their five Ford children. I think they began to make decisions regarding their will at least a decade before Mom died of cancer., diabetes and heart failure in 1999. Not having a great deal after Dad's retirement, and downsizing to relocate, they wisely suggested we sell their belongings and share the money from the sale.

As often the case, things did not go as planned. At the time of her passing, we hastily gave most of their furnishings to one of their granddaughters, some to a Hospice thrift store and boxed up the rest. The boxed items were mostly photo albums and things of sentimental value. Dad moved back to his state of birth to be near the majority of his children. He made the transition with little more than a suitcase.  

I had mentioned their formulation of a plan the decade earlier. Mom designated something special for each of her brood, giving me a beautiful glass-round-platter. She distributed each of the keepsakes while still living, making sure they went to the intended child. I treasure mine. IT was originally a wedding engagement present that someone had given to her, before the 1947 nuptials.

Father, you have prepared such an incredible inheritance for me. I anticipate the arrival in my heavenly home and the receiving of that inheritance. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.


Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth’s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.