Saturday, February 6, 2010

A New Beginning for Mom...

Mom's obituary is in the Sunday Tribune and online.



When I used to go to Charismatic Prayer meetings, and we'd pray for someone's healing, sometimes they would die. We would remind each other then that for the Christian, death is the ultimate healing. Our prayers were fully and completely answered, but not as we hoped.

It is in that aspect that I share that mom was completely healed yesterday morning, quite unexpectedly. She, my dad, my sister, and others are rejoicing in their reunion. I will be as well one day, but right now I am sad over my own loss of a wonderful mom. Indeed, she was my best friend.

I thank you deeply for your prayers for her healing. The staff at the nursing home say she died quietly in her sleep. The only thing that would have pleased her more is dying in her own home peacefully in her sleep. But then, dying anywhere was not the plan. Getting better and coming home was.

Most likely, I won't post again until later next week. Maybe even later than that. I just don't know. I may still be around your blogs. Commenting may or may not happen. If I am feeling macabre, I will try to hold back.

I do know that I will be in your prayers as well. I appreciate being able to take you for granted like that.

16 comments:

Robin Arnold said...

Surrounding you and your family in prayer and hope you have many memories to comfort you when you need them. We barely know each other but I'd still offer a big rocking hug. Be blessed with rest and heart healing.

Shark Bait said...

I have no empty words to share, only that you are in my thoughts and prayers. (As I am sure you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many others right now.)

Wendy said...

Take me for granted all you want, Helen! I love you and I'm praying for you!

Annie K said...

I'm glad you can rest in the peace of knowing that momma is happy and healed.

Love you much Helen and you and Bob are in my thoughts and prayers.

Water Shack Lady said...

Dear Helen ( and family )
Hug...just HUG
Kristi

Glynn said...

Oh, Helen, I am so sorry for you -- but there's great joy for her. You have the joy and the sorrow; she's got all the joy. I pray that God holds you tight, His arms around you.

pip said...

I am so sorry Helen. We are all here if you need us. Don't hold back, come and express your grief on the blog any time you need to, that's why we're here.

You can be very proud of the way you have been there for your mother. I am sure she is so proud of you too, as is our Lord.

A new chapter opens in your life. Your mom is still there with you, and will help you through this process and into the next adventure. You too will heal, but there is no rush. Such love, for now, requires pain and tears. Jesus wept, and you must weep too, and don't be afraid to wholeheartedly grieve the physical loss of such a wonderful person.

I'll say it again... we're all here for you, in a very real way. Look forward to seeing you online when you are ready, no matter what mood you are in. God bless you.

Pip ((hugs!))

katdish said...

Sending you a big hug. You know we're all here for you, lifting you up in prayer.

Sara said...

I'm praying for you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

Cheri said...

Helen, I know there are no words to express the grief that comes with losing a parent, especially one you happen to be quite close too. The parent/child relationship has got to be one of the most intense and emotional I think.

Pip is right....you were a great blessing to your mother. You saw her through to her passing in a very dignified manner...and I'm sure there were times when she saw you through as well! ;) And, she will continue to do so. That's what mothers do I think.

I was moved to tears after reading some of these comments.

I am with you in your grief...and I also look forward to reading about your new path ahead. Don't stop writing. Yes!!! Take us for granted...

Stacey said...

Helen, you have our deepest sympathies. We are so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. Please know you will be in our prayers for as long as you need them. Sending love & support.
~Stacey & Huck

sherrymeneley said...

Helen – I am so sorry, praying peace for you. Wow, a new beginning for your Mom and for you. You've been dedicated to her care for so long, I can only imagine the loss of presence and purpose you must feel. I hope that isn't insensitive - it's just that my heart feels for yours. An immense change on so many layers. I pray that after you've been able to process and grieve that something new and beautiful grows for you.

jasonS said...

Helen, I've been thinking about you and praying for you all weekend. We love you and trust God will bring you to a place of comfort in the midst of your tremendous loss...

Kelli said...

I have no words to share right now, other than I'm praying for you. Hugs. Kelli

breadgirl said...

Helen
Through Pip's post I just learned about your blog, you, and your mother. I have called in to tell you that I am sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and your family and may your dear mom rest in peace I will try to post the yellow rose on my blog as Pip has suggested. (I'm no expert so I may not be successful!)

God bless you Helen.

Casey said...

Helen you are in my prayers.