Quietly....

We "do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope." I Thessalonians 4:13
August 1, 2016
Quietly she left us.
Her breathing slowed
and tapered in its depth
until it was no more.
We watched in awe.
It was a holy moment.
Our joy in her release from 
the prison of her deteriorated mind and helpless body
well balances the sadness of realizing 
her physical presence is no longer with us.

20 comments:

  1. I well remember my precious mother's home going. I mourn with you and I rejoice with you. Thank you, Jesus for life eternal in You. You and your family are in my prayers. I love you.

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    1. You "get" it, Sandy! I also realize that I'm now a part of a great company of others who've experienced what I'm experiencing for the first time - death of a member of my biological family....♥

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  2. HOPE....without it we have nothing. I'm so glad you knew your Momma's HOPE was in her Savior.

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    1. Hope! That's YOUR word, isn't it, Debbie?!? Thank you for sending so many friends over with words of encouragement and comfort. I appreciate it!

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  3. Thessalonians that you quote is beautiful. Sad moments for you but you know where your momma is.

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  4. I'm here from Debbie blog.
    So sorry to hear of your loss. So sad for you but how happy your mom is now in her home in heaven.
    I know first hand about this disease, my mom has it too.

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    1. Oh, thank you for checking in with your words of sympathy. It is a difficult disease (as are all, I guess) to deal with. I knew next to nothing about it before we began the journey, but I've been blessed with a curious mind and have learned quite a bit by observation and study.... Hang in there! Your mother needs you now more than EVER.

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  5. I am so sorry. The loss of a mother is so deep, no matter how old you may be. God bless and comfort you, my friend.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. It's been a most fascinating and rewarding journey...

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  6. Dear, dear Rebecca ~ I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. Thank you for sharing this journey with us. Knowing she is with Jesus right this minute, that she is fully aware and no longer wasting away. WOW!

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Let God's love, peace, strength and joy fill you and surround you.

    I love you ~ FlowerLady

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  7. Rebecca, I am so sorry for your loss. But, like the commenter above, I rejoice with you because you have peace of mind and know where she is.

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    1. Home after a rather lengthy visitation (afternoon and evening). We are tired but blessed by a great company of friends. We ARE rejoicing.

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  8. Feeling for you, your mother, and your family this morning...

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    1. Thanks, Claudia. I'm wondering about YOU.......

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  9. Morning Rebecca,
    So sorry about your dear MOM, course, I know only too well, from going thru things with
    my Mom and Mother-in-law, that it is bitter/sweet, as it is a relief to not see them
    suffering any longer.............Know you are in my prayers hon.
    Love and Blessings,
    Nellie

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    1. Thanks, Nellie. I have joined the company of so many who like you have walked this "road" already.

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  10. Rebecca, I am so sorry for your loss.

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    1. Deanna, Mother is free of the prison of her mind and any pain of body. I'm very aware of the loss of her physical presence with me (us), but thankful she has been released from her suffering here. She knew - and now KNOWS - Jesus!

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