Sunday, May 09, 2010
I have CRIED so much today. My pastor's wife asked me to pray for her last Sunday as she said she is going down fast (she had diabetes real bad and on dialysis, bad eye sight and they wanted to amputate her feet) but she wanted to go and see her mom and family in New York while she could. I wondered if she would return.
She passed away in New York. She was a great example of what a wife and mother should be and I loved her greatly.
God granted her her wish to see her family one last time.
On the UPSIDE
Sunday School was great. We didn't know about the pastor's wife yet. I asked everyone to tell who their favorite mother of the Bible was and they said Hanna.
And of course Samuel was mentioned and how God used him.
Then we heard about our pastor's wife. I couldn't quit crying as I had known her before they became our pastors and I have been her prayer partner all of that time.
I know she is with Jesus and is well and strong but I will miss her.
Then in the Service the youth pastor preached and he preached on Hanna and Samuel.
I have some good friends who just had a baby. They named him Samuel and God showed me in the service that my friends name is Iliana. Another Ana (as it is in Spanish) and they named their baby Samuel. They never even thought of her being Ana as I called today to ask. They said no, they never even thought of that.
Another thing God spoke to me this morning was that MY MOTHER also gave her first born (me) to be a missionary. I only saw my family once a year for about 3 days but she never complained. I didn't have a phone back then so all I could do was send letters by snail mail. My mother was a great lady and lived to be 99 1/2
After service a family in the church who adopted me into their family and would do anything for me invited me out to eat with them.
So as you see this has been a very sad day in one way and a happy day in another way.
God bless all of you and Happy mother's day.
SOMETHING I LEARNED LATER. Two hours after my pastors wife went to be with Jesus the pastor's grandmother decided to join her. The grandmother was 95.