Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Prayer Update

Pray for those of us who are not walking on streets of gold and sitting at the best banquet table ever created, especially my stepdad.

My mom entered into rest sometime between 10pm Sunday and 4am Monday, probably towards the latter. About a dozen family members and friends spent most of the last three days of her life holding her hand, talking to her in the 5% of so of the time she was awake, reminding her of God's promises to His people regarding death and Heaven, and helping the nurses keeping her comfortable. There is a certain, huge, blessing in getting to spend three full days together helping someone who really can't say "thank you" in any significant way--and especially without the TV blaring in the background.

7 comments:

Douglas Hester said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Mr. D said...

Our prayers are with you and your family, Bert. We do share your joy that your mother has taken her place at the banquet table.

Mark and Jill

Mark said...

My condolences.

Gino said...

mine too, bubba.
she's been through a lot, and now can have a good time. she's earned it.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

Praise be to the God who is Lord over death. May he watch over you and yours as you grieve.

Night Writer said...

Rejoice with those who rejoice and weap with those who weap; I share in your sorrow at the loss of a parent, but smile at the thought of "Well done, good and faithful servant."

Gabrielle Eden said...

Sorry for your loss Bert. Prayers for the living.