Our dear precious mother has gone to be with Jesus. How ironic it is that today is my 67th birthday and our mom is gone. She just passed away early this afternoon, after I had written this earlier update for today. We are heart broken and sad, but also relieved that she is out of pain and no longer suffering. The last few days have been so agonizing to watch her fade more and more from life. Yes, it’s sad, but also we are rejoicing that we know where she is. She is meeting Jesus face to face and that is the best gift of all.
It’s been so hard to watch her decline, but we are glad she is out of pain now and with her heavenly Father. We prayed that she would not have to suffer long and God honored those requests. As much as it hurts to lose her, she is no longer in a failing body.
She went peacefully after eating a bit of lunch today. I had just been there to see her about an hour before and a nurse care giver was with her when she passed. She went back to sleep and passed away. I knew she was getting bad, but even the hospice nurses were surprised she went this fast. I felt it in my heart that she was bad after I saw her this morning, but had no idea she would be going today on my birthday.
I will cry and grieve, but most of all I will rejoice in celebrating the best mother I could possibly have been gifted. She was an angel on earth and she loved her family so very much. My sister, Renee and niece, Lauren, will be home very soon and we’ll be planning a memorial service for her. I had to go and tell my daddy that she had passed and he took it well, in his state of dementia. I know he understood that she was sick and her body was failing and he was sad to hear she was gone. She was such a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.
Thank you so much for loving our mom as much as you did! She was every bit the sweet and precious lady you thought she was and we will miss her dearly.