Sunday, May 19, 2013


I thought I might try to post this morning, though truthfully my heart has never been in such a jumble.  My mom passed over into heavens gates early yesterday afternoon.  She went quite peacefully with all of her four of her daughters surrounding her.  I honestly can't believe that it has only been a short week since the stroke, and in others ways it seems as if a lifetime was lived in the last few days.  I know for me personally deep in my soul that my mom is not only in the presence of her Savior, but has been re-united with her beloved husband, sister and parents, and so I am honestly just thrilled for her.  How she longed for ALL of that. And yet for me I am left of course wondering how in the world I will get along without her.  So far I am keeping my mind from even opening the door on the flood of emotions that I know are looming there.  My mom was rarely (if ever) here on a Sunday, so with my house back in order it seems as if nothing is amiss.  But come tomorrow when my husband leaves for work and my regular week begins, I know mom will be just glowingly missing, and things will likely be very different of course. I haven't gone into her room yet, or given just anything more than a fleeting thought.  Eventually I know I will of course, but for now I seem to be in somewhat of a fog.  I have a feeling this is very normal.  My sisters and I are going to meet today for lunch so that we might begin to discuss the how and when of the funeral service, and all the other little things that must be addressed. My mother had 6 children and with so many of us there is MUCH to be juggled and handled in terms of what works best for who ~ soo many lives have been affected.  My daughter Melody had a few issues last week with her pregnancy and has been put on modified bed rest.  Under ordinary circumstances I would have packed up and gone out to her house to remain until her baby is safely delivered.  I do feel that because of where she is living, she needs my help more than most might.  But she is doing a little better and will reach term at 37 weeks on Wed., so that will make my mind rest easier there.  It struck me this morning as I was praying that you go out of life just as you enter it.  Not knowing for certain when that "moment" might be, for it is ordained for every man a time to be born, and a time to die.  God holds our very breath in His hands and set everything in this world in His perfect order.  So even though I mourn now for my precious mom, I do not mourn as one who has no hope, but rather as one who KNOWS eternal life is yet to come.  So many scriptures keep popping into my head, and for that I am so grateful as nothing brings more comfort than His Word.  I have missed all of you and will get around (to read at least) as I get moments here and there.  I thank you for your prayers.  Blessings to you all, Debbie

Ecc. 3:1 -2   To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.  A time to be born, and a time to die....

Psalm 8 3 -4  When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him...

Titus 1:2  in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.  


  1. Oh, Debbie, what a beautiful post! I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom and I will say to you what a dear lady said to me when my precious Mother died very suddenly, "you will get through this, but you will never get over it." How true!

    The Lord is going to see you through these days, and the days ahead as you adjust to life without her.

    Blessings and peace to you!

  2. Dearest Debbie,
    I am so saddened to hear of your precious mother's passing, yet, as you said, thrilled for her that she is with her Savior.
    It's so difficult to have to say good-bye to our loved ones, but knowing they are in the care of our Lord makes it bearable. In time the hurt will lessen and you will always have wonderful memories of your mom to hold in your heart.
    Love & Prayers,

  3. Dear Debbie,

    I am so sorry for the death of your mother - but she has given you a wonderful gift - you know she is in Heaven - and you will be reunited one day.

    Sincerely, sandie

  4. You have been in my thoughts and prayers all weekend...I am truly holding you close in my heart and prayers

  5. Debbie,
    Please accept my deepest, deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. As for being in a fog, it will probably be that way until after everything is over. Meaning the viewing, funeral etc...Once all that is over and your'e home by yourself thats when it will finally hit you and when it does you'll be OK..

    I didn't know what I was going to do without my mom either.. I have struggled these past 13 years and while I've done OKAY in certain area's I still struggle with many. I still need my mom so I understand what you mean..I too learned a lot from watching my own mom pass.. We leave this world the same way we came into.
    I am glad to read about your daughter.. Hang in there love.. We're all with you and most of all Jesus is with you.. He see's, He knows..
    Much Love

  6. A beautiful post of love for your mother. What a comfort knowing that you will see her again one day. In the meantime though it's tough. Allow yourself this time of mourning. I'm praying for you and your family; that you would be comforted during this time.

    Sending you hugs,

  7. Debbie, your post is a faith-filled tribute to your beautiful mom. Yes, she is safely home. I hope that you will continue to write about her whenever you wish. I feel as if I have come to know her through your posts. Praying comfort for you and your sisters and all the family.

  8. Deepest sympathies, Debbie, on the loss of your mom. I have been praying for you and will continue. May you feel the peace and strength of God in the coming weeks and months.

  9. I think your blogging buddies have all been praying this week Debbie, and I am so thankful that God has answered those prayers. He has taken her home quietly and in His time. He is also giving you peace and strength, and your family. May His grace continue to surround you in the coming days. I've said it before... the crowd up there is growing! And what a precious crowd it is!! :)

  10. Dear sweet friend, I am so so sorry for your loss. My husband just passed away on May 9 as well. They are now with God our Father, with Jesus. We can rejoice in that.

    Love you,

  11. Oh Debbie, how very sorry I am that you have lost your dear Mom. You will miss her dearly, and it will take time to sort through all of what you are feeling and dealing with. Your faith, is so beautifully articulated in your post. What a peaceful thing to know, that your Mom has been reunited with her loved ones who have gone before her. You will continue to be in my prayers. And so will Melody, for a healthy and safe delivery.

  12. We (mom and I) have been watching and waiting for this post, knowing that you were sitting by your mom's side and doing the same. We spoke yesterday about you, in fact. I have had such a broken heart for you all week, and I have prayed.

    I'm so sorry. I hope you can feel my prayers for comfort and peace. I know how I will feel when it is me wearing your shoes.

    "Many daughters have done nobly, but you surpass them all"

  13. Sorry for your loss but great comfort in knowing your mom is celebrating in heaven. Prayers for you in the coming days ahead.

  14. Debbie, I am so very, very sorry to have to read this. Even though I'm on vacation and taking a blogging break, I've been following your blog to keep up with you and your mom. I'm praying for you and your family - praying that your memories and the knowledge that she is with Jesus now will comfort and sustain you. {{{hug}}}

  15. I am so sorry, I know today will be a hard day. I will be praying for you all.

  16. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom Debbie. How kind of the Lord to bring scripture to memory that is comforting to you at this time. I pray that he will continue to give you peace and wisdom as you make necessary decisions in the days ahead

  17. Debbie
    You are in my prayers, dear lady.
    I know you will miss your mother, but it is so wonderful you know that she is celebrating now with her loved ones. And what peace we can have knowing we will join them someday!

  18. Debbie,
    I am so sorry to read this. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve this loss.

  19. Dear Debbie,
    I am so sorry to read this heartfelt post and so sad that you are going through this painful time in life. I know how very special your mother was to you and how much time and love you put into caring for her. I will be remembering you in my prayers as you walk through this next part of the journey.


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