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My mom has arrived safely home ...


Friday, September 21, 2012

It is with both sadness and joy I tell you that my mom slipped peacefully away in her sleep at the same nursing home where my husband is a resident. Although I'm sad for the loss of this dear woman, there's a sense of joy in knowing she is out of the bed that's kept her confined for the last 15 years and is, again, up and walking -- no she's running. "I Can Only Imagine" what she's doing right now, but there is no doubt in my mind as to where she's doing it.

In the wee hours of this the morning of my mom's graveside service, the words to the chorus of that song are streaming through my head ...

"Surrounded by Your glory,
what will my heart feel
Will I dance for You Jesus
or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in Your presence
or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah,
will I be able to speak at all

I can only imagine
I can only imagine"

Mom always loved gardening--Gerber daisies and pansies were her favorite. But, she will be best remembered for her Southern-style cooking. Fond memories will include the little "care packages" we received from her on special occasions that consisted of a shoe box filled with all sorts of goodies that were especially selected for each of us. Pink was her favorite color and Southern Gospel her choice of music.

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Rest peacefully mom, knowing "I'll meet you in the morning some great day." Oh, and give dad a kiss and tell him that I miss him.
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EATVEGAN 9/22/2012 2:08AM

    In God's timetable, 1000 years is as a day, we'll all be with her in a few minutes, and glad to be there. Could anyplace be better? Your blog makes me wish I knew her.

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CONNIER64 9/21/2012 11:57PM

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JAMER123 9/21/2012 11:57PM

    What a lovely tribute to your mom. She has a very special daughter!! I am so glad you shared her with us. "I Can Only Imagine" is a beautiful song!! Bot my DH's and my mom are still with us but only God know when they, to, shall join the angels. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family tonight. God Bless. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FLPALM 9/21/2012 12:17PM

    Patty, I am truly sorry for your loss! The Heavens have a new Angel to help watch over all her loved ones! Maybe Your Mom, and My Mom, will meet and share a few laughs of us growing up....

Peace be with you, but know, she is looking down on you!

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TXMEMAW6 9/21/2012 11:14AM

    So sorry for your loss, but so happy for your mom's homecoming. It's wonderful that you can be at peace knowing she is resting safely in the hands of our dear Lord and Savior.

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VINGRAM 9/21/2012 8:57AM

    I love that song also. So sorry for your loss. emoticon

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GOLFGMA 9/21/2012 8:17AM

    A nice tribute to your mom. I love that song "I Can Only Imagine". We all miss our parents but have to rejoice knowing they have a heavenly home ending their suffering and pain. May you find comfort and peace in Him.

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DBELLE39 9/21/2012 7:51AM

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom, but rest knowing she is finally at peace from the physical ailments of her earthly body. I love that song you posted, such beautiful words.

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AMARILYNH 9/21/2012 7:32AM

    I'm so happy to read that you are at peace with your mother's passing - what a lovely tribute to her that you are!! Sending prayers of comfort to you!! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/21/2012 6:33AM

    emoticon Condolences on your loss.

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MSLZZY 9/21/2012 6:30AM

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NCSUE0514 9/21/2012 5:36AM

    I lost my dad not long ago, and although I knew it meant an end to his suffering, I still found it so hard. It's been a bit over a year now, and things have gotten easier, but I still miss him. I sympathize with your loss, and will be glad to listen if you need to "talk".

May God give you - and all your family - the peace that passes understanding. And may your memories bring you smiles.

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MARYJOANNA 9/21/2012 5:33AM

  So sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. Now you have memories to rely on. God bless you!

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PAMNANGEL 9/21/2012 3:07AM

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FITANDFIFTY2 9/21/2012 2:59AM

    Oh Bless your heart! Please accept my condolences!! Hugs to you!! emoticon

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