Thursday, May 16, 2013


It is Thursday afternoon, May 16th, and I am sitting in my favorite chair in my living room with my mom beside me as she waits to meet her Savior.  She was sent home with hospice on Tues., and our vigil began.  My sisters are staying here with us, and her grandchildren come and go.  It is all strangely comforting in some ways, and of course terribly disturbing in others.  We take turns sharing stories and memories, shedding tears, and doing our best to keep her comfortable.  I do consider it a blessing for all of us to have this time to say our goodbye's.  I also am soo grateful that she will not have to deal with the devastating effects of her latest stroke.  She looks soo beautiful.  My mother's skin is so soft and unwrinkled, truly she looks no where near her 80 years.  I am sure I will be dealing with the emotions this is bringing about for some time.  I do know I will lean heavily on my God and just do the best I can.


  1. Dear Debbie
    I will be praying for you and your family as you say your good-byes to your Mother.
    You are so blessed to be with her now Debbie and to have had her with you these last few months.
    You will miss her I know.

  2. Oh, Debbie, my heart hurts for you. This is such a hard time that no one can imagine unless they have been there. I was holding my Mother's hand when she walked through heaven's gates and it was an experience I will never, ever forget. I will cherish the memory eternally.

    May our Lord hold you tightly in these hours as you bid your Mother farewell in this life but are assured of being with her eternally in our next life.

    Hugs to you!

  3. Debbie my heart hurts for you and your family! I hope the hospice nurses are there making her as comfortable as possible.

  4. I went through this with my beloved mother. God bless you and you are going to be glad you did this. sandie

  5. Praying for your family. Glad you have these precious days with your mom before she goes home to her Savior.

  6. Holding you close in my heart and prayers! Love you sweet lady!

  7. I echo all of the above Debbie... praying her right into Jesus' arms, and for HIm to hold all of you close.

    Love you!

  8. Debbie, Somehow I missed your post from the other day and I'm so sorry for you my friend. I am thankful you've had so much time with her and that she is at home-for the time being, until she goes HOME for good. I wish I could help, hug you and lend a hand but I know you've got your family around. My own mom passed from a stroke about 40 yrs ago. Know you'll all be in my prayers.
    Love, Noreen

  9. You describe this time so well that I find tears welling. Keeping you and your family in prayer. Perhaps you get the sense, as I did, that you have entered a sacred journey.

  10. Oh Debbie, I am so terribly sorry. My prayers are with you.

  11. Debbie, I have prayed for you and have been watching for an update. I will continue to pray for that peace and comfort that only comes from Him. I'm so sorry.

  12. It is my prayer that she passes into the arms of Jesus very peacefully. I pray that God keeps you all in the palms of His hand.
    I am so sorry and I will be praying for you.

  13. If this is your sweet mother's time to meet her Savior, I pray it will be peaceful and easy for all. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Debbie.

  14. Debbie, I'm sorry to just now be stopping by; on the road makes connecting sometimes challenging. My heart is sad to hear about your mom, but God will give you strength.

    Keeping you in my prayers.

  15. My heart hurts for you Debbie, praying the Lord would give you much peace and comfort during this time.

  16. Debbie,
    Im so sorry Im 3 days late in seeing this post and I am so sorry for what you're all going through.. I went through this with my mom when she had cancer.. Thoughts are pretty much all jumbled in the mind. The heart is heavier than it's ever been and each day you pretty much "fly by the seat of your pants" just to get through..I'll be praying for you all and your mom..

    Much love


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