Yesterday at 5:05pm, after fighting breast cancer for 14 years,
my sweet Momma went to be with Jesus.
What an honor it was to be by her bedside,
caring for her in these last days.
What a privilege it was to hold her hand as she took her last breaths...
to be able to whisper in her ear, "I love you, best friend."
This is a post from some time last year
and in honor of my mom, I wanted to share it again.
My mom recently wrote an article and it just got published in the paper.
I thought I would share it today:
One day peace, next day chaos.
One day denial, then reality.
Despair to Hope.
Sadness to joy.
Fear to strength.
Hopelessness to boldness.
Weary to courageous.
Death waiting behind the door.
Life waiting beyond the clouds.
A wonderful blessing to see how loved you are, and how much you love.
A piercing of the heart to have all that taken.
A gift of an ocean breeze, blue skies with white puffs of clouds.
A twinkling star in the night sky.
Your grandchildren’s laughter and innocence.
The bond of a pet that somehow knows.
Reality of love given and received.
This is the effects of cancer.
It may destroy the body, but builds the spirit.
Understanding when Jesus said, “My Grace is sufficient for thee.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. My mom has been battling for 13 years.
She told me two days ago about a woman who just got diagnosed and came in to get a tour of the clinic. The lady was obviously nervous while she sat in the chair next to her. She was shivering and cold. My mom was hooked up ready to get blood drawn, but got up and went across the room to get this lady a blanket.
Mom, I'm so proud of you for being a shining light in such a dark and sad place, giving hope to others who are suffering and sharing the Love of Jesus with them all.
You're my best friend and I love you, Mom.
Thank you for all the encouragement, support
and prayers for our family during this time.