I seldom enter a really personal post, but have one as my siblings and I, as well as other family, are dealing with end stage of life for our mother. She is nearing death and has been placed under hospice care. She is comfortable for the most part, but with congestive heart failure is declining rapidly.
Losing a parent, especially one who has lived to almost ninety-six, is difficult so I would seek your prayers for peace, calm and reflection as we handle this transition. I know our mother is ready and thus will be blessed in the Lord’s timing.
"When I was young, I was sure of many things; now there are only two things of which I am sure: one is, that I am a miserable sinner; and the other, that Christ is an all-sufficient Saviour. He is well-taught who learns these two lessons." -John Newton
I am thinking of you and your family and understand your pain as my family just went through the same thing over the Christmas holiday with my mother passing the first week of January. Even though I just experienced what you are going through I hardly know the words to say. Just spend the time that you have with the ones that you love and support each other the best you can. You are in my heart.
Knowing the path you walk and where it leads, there are no words to be shared that will lessen the pains you will endure. Rest assured there is no greater gift you can give in this life than to be with your loved ones as this life ceases and a new one begins.
As bleak as that moment may seem to some, you will be blessed endlessly knowing you were there for her. Having held the hands of both parents, my mother-in-law and my "Sissy" when this life left them, I cherish the memory of those solemn moments.
I pray that your mom's room is filled with love as you celebrate her life and her gifts to each of you. You will do well . . . as will your mother. Talk to her until she graduates. (Somehow I feel they hear more than we think, for much longer than we give them credit.)
You are loved and prayed for . . .
May we all have someone we love with us as we begin anew!!!
My deepest prayers fir you and your entire family. This is an extremely difficult time. At one point her suffering is coming to an end and the other is your are losing your Mother that you, your siblings and loved ones love and want her to stay with you. As you are there at her bedside y’all remember and talk about all of the great memories you have of her and your family as a whole. It has been said that they still heve their hearing. Hang on to each other and never forget her love for you. Prayers lifted