Monday, August 30, 2010

I'll See You At The Gate

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.


  1. Wow! Your Mom is one tough cookie! That is a long time to battle! You must be soooo proud of her!

  2. Such a powerful and moving post. My heart goes out to your mom and all who are affect by breast cancer, what a warrior she is. It's a battle we all want to find a cure for. It touches all of us. send love and prayers,

  3. Wow...what a great post! God Bless Your Mom and may she be a comfort to others as well.

    She is a living example of these verses, from 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (It’s from “The Message” Version)

    All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too.

  4. Absolutely beautiful! God Bless you and your mom!

  5. My she rest in eternal peace and may the perpetual light of our Lord shine upon her! God bless!

  6. I was just thinking of you late last night and I know.
    Peace to you and your loved ones.

  7. I just lost my dad last month after a short 2 month battle with cancer. There is a peace knowing he is with the Lord, but for me the sadness came when everything after the funeral etc settled down. Praying for your comfort and healing! My heart is heavy for you. Im not sure if it gets better not missing them as much, or if we just learn to cope better?

  8. Praying for you sweet friend. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Hugs. Lots of hugs.

  9. Hi my friend, I am sorry to hear of your loss. My heart aches with you and I share tears with you.

    God has His warm arms wrapped around you and loves you so much.

    Big hug from me to you hun.

  10. So sorry for your loss! Your Mom sounds like she is an amazing woman!