Monday, February 23, 2015

Life is but a Stopping Place

I've been away for several days, sitting at the bedside of Momma, she has been lingering in that twilight sleep between life and death.  This morning she breathed her last and went home to be with the Lord. 
 
She was 100 years old and so ready to go home.  My heart is rejoicing for her, knowing Jesus led her through Heaven's Gate and she's with all her loved ones, happy and healed. 
 
 
Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
 
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
But never meant to stay.
 
 
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know,
For some the journey's quicker,
For some the journey's slow.
 
And when the journey finally ends,
We'll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord.
 

 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you
1 Peter 1:3-4
 
Until Next Time
 I can only imagine
When all I would do
Is forever, forever worship You
I can only imagine




 

25 comments:

  1. Dear Mary,

    My heart goes out to you. This is such a lovely photo of your dear mother and you look very much like her. You are in my prayers. I lost my mother in 1983 and my father in 1984, and I understand the pain. God bless you.

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    1. Thank you Linda. Your comment has blessed my heart.

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  2. Linda, thanks for your sweet comment.

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  3. So sorry for your loss, you have been blessed having her for so many years! Blessings knowing that someday you shall see each other again and worship God together forever more!

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  4. My precious friend...I'm so sorry for the pain and grief you're feeling...but, oh what a Godly Mother you had. I see where you got such a heart of love and kindness. Prayers for you and your family. Happy birthday, dear friend.

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    1. Debbie, it was so nice to see your comment. Thank you so much. Love you!

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  5. I send you my condolences. I lost my mother in October 2014. I spent the last few months living with her and caring for her. It was hard at times; but it was a blessing as well. You were blessed to have your mother live to 100 years old. You will miss her. You will see her again. Take care. Sending prayers your way.

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    1. Thank you so much for such a nice comment. Her passing was bittersweet for sure. She was so ready to go home. Feeling your prayers...

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  6. Your loss is Heaven's gain. She was so blessed to have 100 years with her family. My heart goes out to you Mary, my Mother went to heaven in 1980, I miss her. I believe you will see her again. Praying for God's strength to be with you at this time of sorrow.

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    1. Thank you Sylvia. My heart is sad but blessed, knowing she is with her Savior and with her hubby of 67 years. She missed him so much.

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  7. A beautiful testimony of God's grace. Oh, to see Him face to face! Praying God's loving arms to uphold you and yours.

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  8. So Sorry Mary! My thoughts and prayers are with you. XO

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  9. This is a wonderful tribute to your mother. You have been so blessed to have a Godly mother who instilled in you His love. I lost my mother at age 73, in 1987, much, much too soon. God bless you, Mary.

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    1. Thank you for this nice comment. She was 100 and I knew it was time, but it's still hard.

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  10. I'm sorry to learn of your loss, Mary. You are blessed to have had your mom so long and you've done a beautiful tribute to her here in this post. You and your family will be in my prayers.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and for holding us in your prayers. ((hugs))

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  11. Prayinmg for you and your family. Priase the Lord that she is home with our Lord. Oh Miss Mary, if we could see what she is seeing we would be so jealous! I know the pain of grief but there is nothing like the personal pain of grief that is surpassed by the GREATNESS of JOY that our loved one is wallking the streets of gold with Our Lord! Love you and praying for you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy. My heart is filled with joy for her. She is with her Savior and all the loved ones she's missed so much. She is happy, healed and walking in SonShine!

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  12. Dearest Mary...I just want you to know that you've been in my prayers...

    While I'm sure your heart greatly rejoices in the fact that your precious momma is with the wonderful Lord, I'm sure there is a part of it that misses her very dearly too...

    Praying Jesus will strengthen and comfort you during this time!

    And thank you for the beautiful words of encouragement you shared! I hope I may live a good life on earth for the Father but oh! How I look forward to forever rejoicing in His presence!

    Hugs and much love to you!
    Kelly-Anne

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    1. Kelly-Anne, thank you for such a precious comment, it truly blessed my heart. Sending much love and many ((hugs)) right back to you.

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