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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.

PS ...
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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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