My last day with my Mommy was Tuesday 2.26.13. I went to the Dollar Store and Drug store for her. Did some cleaning, got the trash out and at 12:15 or so told her….
“I don’t want to go home but I guess I will. Come hug me bye bye. I kissed her cheek, sang… I need to kiss you, ‘cuz I’m gonna miss you when I’m gone”….Told her I love you Mommy…she said love you too Baby…within hours, she would be gone…on home with Jesus.
I’d brought her to Abilene on Monday the 25th to Dr. White’s office…she was playing around with the wheelchair some in the room, rolling around. Smiling, laughing…She got badly chilled as it was a very cold, windy and wet day and I had her in and out three times by the time we got home. She got sick when we got home, wasn’t up to eating dinner, tho she did later when I had a snack.
After her appointment, as I was getting her back in the car, she said “I sure am a lot of trouble”. I said NO…Mommy, you are NOT…every day I have with you is a blessing and Jesus gives me the strength to do what I need to do to help you”…
She was still feeling really bad Tuesday, and I was so uncomfortable, leaving her to come home. God knew what was coming though, and needed me out of the way so He could do what He needed to.
I called her when I got home, around 1:30….said “Sugar Baby, this is Sugar Britches and I’m home now”…we laughed…said I love you, and as always I’d said “take care of my little mama”…
The visiting nurse came out later….then when I called back at 6:00 PM to check on her, there was no answer. Since she’d fallen on Sunday, I feared she had again…I left a message saying “if I don’t hear from you in 10 minutes, I’m calling for help”…I hung up, and immediately God said “don’t wait”….so I called the sheriff’s office to have the EMT’s go check on her, and she was already gone. She’d had one last fall, tried to get the phone…and she was gone quickly.
I found paperwork on her bed, and she’d checked her sugar at 5:20 PM, I called at 6:00…and help was there shortly after…so she wasn’t alone long and for that I am so thankful.
The week before, she’d said “I hope I don’t ever have to go back to the hospital again”….God answered that prayer.
I loved her and miss her so very much, but am so glad she’s no longer suffering……..she took care of business and therefore took care of me…in having her funeral prepaid, a will in order etc. I am very thankful for her wisdom and foresight in doing so. It made the final work easier and lifted a big burden from my so tired shoulders.
God is mighty, merciful and loving and I praise Him for the gift of my time with mama…every extra day I had her was a blessing….I love Him with my whole heart and will now get on with the business of taking care of Brenda. His grace sustains me in the dark times, when my heart is heavy and sorrow overtakes me. He is my Rock and Redeemer and in Him I find strength, hope and the assurance of eternity in Heaven……