Sunday July 4th was Independence Day for many, but for Sono Harris wife of homeschool pioneer Gregg and mother to: Josh, Joel, Brett, Alex, Sarah, Isaac and James, it was homecoming day. The day when she stepped over to the shores of glory-land!
Her earthly journey was brief (1954-2010) and yet filled with so much to remember and give thanks for. She has been an inspiration to countless thousands, even as she was a "behind the scenes woman" - her husband and sons Josh, Alex & Brett being well-known, you know that she was a great influence and inspiration in their lives. As the saying goes "behind ever successful man, is a strong woman." How true.
I love what her sons Alex & Brett say about her on their blog:
Fourth of July represents something even greater to us now, true freedom for our dearest mother — from a body wracked by cancer and life in a broken world.Even as they rejoice that their wife, mother and grandmother is cancer free, I know that they must be sorrowing inexpressibly. Join me in praising God for a life will lived, and for strong comfort and strength for the dear family left behind.
Tonight, as fireworks lit up the sky, we like to think that they celebrated a life well-lived — and a recognition that it is not death to die, that we can still rejoice.
To the Harris family - You are all in my prayers as you grieve!