Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer

sunset over the Turtle River


Although I haven't said much about it in recent weeks, many of you may remember that my Mom is very ill, and has been under Hospice care since last fall.

She has been on quite a roller coaster ride these past several months, but now her days are drawing to a close.  I have spent most of July and all of August so far at my parent's house in SC, where I have attempted to help, encourage and comfort my Mom and Dad during these difficult days. 

Now, it appears that my precious mother's life on this earth is almost over.  She is more than ready to meet her Savior face to face!!  For her the words of Paul ring true - "To live is Christ and to die is gain."  (Philippians 1:21)

While we can't imagine life without her, we are so eager for her suffering to be over and her spirit to be freed from this body of death!  Her passage has been and continues to be way more agonizing physically, emotionally and spiritually than I ever imagined!  

The following song has been special to all of us during this heart-wrenching time.  It has been the cry of my Mother's heart and been our song during the dark hours.  Please pray for my dear Mom as she completes her passage.


















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8 comments:

Jenifer Metzger said...

My heart is heavy for you. Praying for a comfortable passing to her eternal home and for your family.

Thanks for linking up with Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday. God bless

Marineide Colson said...

Although not there with you, my heart is there and I share the same feelings and probably similar emotions. I pray that God will heal her once and for all. The words of Psalm 23 also ring true at this time! When "walking through the valley of death" we shall "fear no evil"! Thanks for sharing your heart again. Blessings, Neide.

Marineide Colson said...

Although not there with you, my heart is there and I share the same feelings and probably similar emotions. I pray that God will heal her once and for all. The words of Psalm 23 also ring true at this time! When "walking through the valley of death" we shall "fear no evil"! Thanks for sharing your heart again. Blessings, Neide.

Betty's Blog said...

Dearest Elizabeth, as I sit here & am looking at the delicate beautiful doily your Dear Sweet Mom made & you gave to me, tears are flowing for you, your dear sister, your dear Dad & for all of your wonderful family...I am so thankful she is leaving you all such a wonderful godly heritage & legacy! She has done well indeed! Praying her passing will be easier than her last year has been & that she will feel HIS Wonderful Loving Arms about her soon! Praying for special grace for you all...I do not have the words but believe me my heart is with you right now! I send my love to her too! The doily reminds me always of her & also of my own Dear Grandmother who made doilies too but were burned up when our house burned. I am sure your Mom & my Grandmother will meet & so will we someday! What a blessing to KNOW HIM & Have HIS Tender Care right now, as we wait our turn to Graduate & be with all our precious love ones, & most of all to be with HIM! Let us praise HIM together, Dear Friend & Sister in the LORD, for the time we have left will be short & we can practice now for later! Love & prayers! Betty Souther

Marcy said...

I know how hard what you are going through is. I lost my mom last summer after years of suffering with heart problems and crippling gout. She was only 67 when she died.
On my way home from the hospital one early morning after staying with her all night, I heard this song. I bawled my eyes out. I didn't know it at the time, but I would never see her alive again. She died about an hour after I left. We had someone sing the song at her funeral. I will try to include the link. If it doesn't work you can find it on Google by searching "David Phelps No more Night".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLAbtWwo2o0

TexasBobbi said...

Hugs. I hope she is freed from the pain soon, hope that comes across like I mean it not as mean.

Susan said...

I'm so sorry. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.
Hugs,
Susan (a reader in GA)

The Mayo Family said...

Praying for all...
hugs~
Lori

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