by caydebug 01 Oct 2009

enveloped me knowing that I have had the most wonderful experience over the past 8 years to have been a part of taking care of my Dad and Mom. God has so blessed me in the passing of both parents that neither of them were suffering when they drew their last breaths. Tho the journey has many times been filled with tears and fears, they can never outweigh the knowledge and love that I have gained from them. My grandchildren were here befor her passing, leaving for Church Youth Night and making sure "MawMaw Granny got a kiss before they left" and upon their return to find her gone, each one sat in the room with us, asking their childlike questions and telling her that they love her. So calmly they handled this, making my journey an even bigger blessing. My only sadness is in loosing my best friend. My joy in knowing that she no longer has to live in a world that she doesn't even know exhist. My serinity in knowing that heaven just gained another angel. I will always cherish the prayers and blessings given to me here, the talks and the listeners. You all mean so much to me and I and so eternally grateful to each and every one of you. The fact that she wasn't in any pain or disconfort made her passing so much easier on all of us. The next few days will be hectic, but I know that I am a much better and much stronger person because of them and being able to be here to see them through the final stages of their life is something that I will always hold near to my heart.

Thanks to all of you...Prayers a many of Gods blessings to each and every one of you, Libbie

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by lflanders 10 Oct 2009

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I am just now reading about it here on the 10th of Oct. I have no idea how I could have missed this post altogether but have not seen a single thing until today. I am so glad that you were able to be with your Mom and that her end here on earth was with her wonderful daughter. Losing a loved one is very hard but them not suffering does make it easier. Knowing that she has gone to live with the other Angels will lighten your mental load. She is in a much better place now and will never suffer or feel any pain. You still have your best friend in your heart and there she will always be. May God bless and comfort you through this period of grief and sadness. Love, Linda

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by marymilf41 03 Oct 2009

i must say that just reading your letter to all gives me strength to deal with this issue as i am not strong when it comes to death in any means be it person or animal that is my weakest point i can not handel loss well at all and i only hope that one day when my time is here to help[ my mother that i will have all the faith and strength that you have showed my god always fill your soal with his love because it is people like you that a lot of us look to for support be happy in the knowing that your mom is in a happy forever state of mind and will be looking down on you and how proud she must be of you all my huggs and prayers,and strength mary

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by jrob Moderator 03 Oct 2009

Libbie, I'm sorry that you had to let go of your precious mom, but happy that you know where she is spending eternity. You also go to pass along a precious message to your grandchildren. What a blessing! You will remain in my prayers as you begin to finalize everything. Hugs.;)

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by marjialexa Moderator 03 Oct 2009

Oh, Libbie, I thought I replied, maybe I just wept instead. I'm so sorry, yet so glad. Death isn't easy for us, yet you had a 'good' experience, I'm so glad you can see it that way. You'll always miss her, but at least you know she's safe now, no more pain, want, suffering, every day is sunny in Heaven. You're in my thoughts. Hugs, Marji

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by nanniesara 03 Oct 2009

I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless an keep you thru the following days. Sara

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by grandmamek 02 Oct 2009

Dear Libbie, My deepest condolences of sympathy to you and your family. What a beautiful tribute you have written. May God be with you during this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Hugs, Mary

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by blhamblen 02 Oct 2009

Libby, I am so sorry for your loss...I am comforted that you are at peace:) You have my thoughts and prayers!

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by ksgram1 02 Oct 2009

Libbie, May you continue to feel this warm comfort that our Lord provides. Please remember that we are here for you when the waves of emotion come and you need a hug. You and your family continue to be in my prayers. ***Marjorie

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by pennifold 02 Oct 2009

Oh!my Libbie, I'm crying my eyes out here reading this beautiful letter to us. Thank God you were there for her all the way - how precious are all those memories.

I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers over the next few days as you prepare for the funeral.

Isn't it wonderful to know as a Christian that our Father in heaven has prepared a room for us there and that there are so many that we can all be accommodated. And that you will meet again - I'm sorry that you have lost your best friend in you mum. It only makes me more appreciative that I still have mine - aged 75 (still a youngster she says!)

God bless you for your strong faith and love.

Love and blessings to you Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 01 Oct 2009

These are beautiful words. May God continue to be on your side while you are going through mourning. Continue to gather strength through Him. Hugs Angie

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by jacquipaul 01 Oct 2009

Dear Sweet Libbie,
You have a lovely spirit and I know that your Mom is proud of the person that you have become. My prayers are with you and yours in this time of grieving.
In His love,
Jacqueline

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by cinderoak 01 Oct 2009

Oh Libbie, your faith is so beautiful in this time of loss. Bless you and your family. We will be here when you return Dear One. love, judy

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by lbrow 01 Oct 2009

Libbie What a comfort we have in knowing our
God is with us through it all. What a joy to know you will see & know your loved ones again one day. How wonderful to one day sit at His feet & be able to tell Him how much we love Him. Lillian

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by gerryb 01 Oct 2009

Libbie, what a great testimony you have given for the Lord.And the best gift your parents even gave you was the day they accepted Christ as their Savior so you can be assured of where they are waiting for you! My prayers with you and your family during this time as well as the days & months ahead. Do we ever not miss a Mother? No, but oh how precious those memories grow each day & the laughter will overcome all tears!

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by marietta 01 Oct 2009

I am so sorry to hear of your dear mother's passing, and also so glad that she went without suffering, and with so much love around her. I will be praying that you and your family will be strong, and know that, although they are gone, one day you will all be joined together by the love of God.
Hugs to you, and may God bless.
Marietta

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by camylow 01 Oct 2009

I am so sorry you also are going through this...Yes we are strong ladies because of our parents...Knowing they knew Jesus personally makes it so much easier to deal with the departing....and because of this you will not have to grieve as much as most would...You and I know in our hearts we will be reunited in time and what they gave to us in this earth is something we can hold onto until we do meet again...as I have just gone through this so very recently I want you to know I am here for you also and will always have a shoulder and an ear waiting if need be....Many loving hugs and prayers for you and your family...deanna

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by maryjo 01 Oct 2009

Dearest Libbie, You are so blessed to have been able to care for your parents this way. It is obvious that the love you shared with them has made you a very strong and courageous person. And it sounds as tho that peace and understanding has been passed on to the Grandchildren. Please take care of yourself. God Bless You.

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by manami 01 Oct 2009

Dear Libbie, I have to thank you for this beautiful message and inspiration. I also wish I can accept the loss of my dear ones just like you did, with serenity. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love,Yoriko

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by asterixsew Moderator 01 Oct 2009

Thinking of all of your family, take care

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by shirlener88 01 Oct 2009

Libbie, my eyes are leaking for you as I type this - I do hope that when the day comes for my Mother's passing - that it is just like this - I know there is nothing that can be said that can take any pain that you may have over this - but it sounds as if you have had a wonderful experience with her - such a blessing - I had one such as this with my Grandmother when she went and it was so a blessing - to be part of... one I will never forget. I will keep you in my heart and mind and will be here to support you - when you return to us.

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by gerryvb 01 Oct 2009

dear Libbie, prayers and hugs to you and you family.Your mom will always stay with you in your heart and in your mind. Even when we cannot see our loved ones they will always surround you.and you will always sharish and remember the wonderful moments you shared together. hugs, gerry

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