Tuesday, January 10, 2012

An Update . . .

Just a quick note and a thank you to all those who have kept our family in your prayers and have sent good thoughts in our direction.  My mother-in-law is still with us - I'm not sure how.  I am truly amazed at her, "will to live".   I don't think she afraid to die, but I do think that she is afraid of what she will leave behind  . . . her family.  Sometimes the hardest part about dying, is the effect is has on your family, and I know that this is true for her.  

Watching and being with my mother-in-law has truly stirred my soul, stretched my faith, tested my compassion, and allowed me to  re-examine my values.  It has taught me that death, far from being a dreaded thing, can come as a welcome friend,  gently carrying our loved ones to another sphere where life can again be meaningful and fulfilling . . . and I pray that this will come swiftly for my dear mother-in-law.

Warm Hugs,


  1. Hi Barb - sorry to hear about your mother in law. She must be a strong woman. I know that when she's ready, she will let go and let the Lord take her home. That would be my fear - the fear of leaving loved ones behind to mourn. But she will be in much better place - far better than anything we could ever dream of or imagine on this earth! I'm praying that she may relax in the arms of Jesus in His time...

  2. Praying for you all, my friend.

  3. We're all with you. I've had to watch people die and it's not fun. At all.

  4. Hi Barb. Thanks for this update, as we are still praying for her and your family...None of us truly understand death, but what we do understand are the promises. Eternity with our Heavenly Father... We have much to look forward to.
    Blessings to you

  5. It's amazing how they can occasionally fake us out. I pray that her special angel comes soon and escorts her to her heavenly home. Go softly, dear lady. Hugz!!

  6. God must be doing something. I pray that this time will be meaningful to your whole family.

  7. So glad you still have her. Spend all the time you can loving and sharing. We never know how much time any of us have together.

  8. Dear Barb,
    This is a difficult time for you and your family, I know. "There is an appointed time" scripture says and her time must be soon. It's all in God's hands and in his perfect timing as you know. It's the waiting and uncertainty that is hard. I'm praying for you and all your family. Take care.

  9. Barb,

    You are beautiful! What a sweet spirit you have and surely a blessing to your family. Continuing to pray for your dear mother-in-law.

  10. Thanks for the update. I have been thinking about you and how you are doing. Such a difficult transition. Don't forget to take time for you.

  11. I lost both of my parents three months apart and you learn life is really basic. If you don't have your priorities straight you may live with lots of regret. You are doing one of the most important things in life.

  12. Just now realized you had posted. Prayers are sent your way.

  13. Dear heart,

    My prayers are with you and your dear family. May God comfort you and fill you with warm memories of sweet moments with your mother-in-law.

  14. Hi Barb you have been upon my heart for several
    days now,
    Prayers and Thoughts for you and your Family
    May the Lord Comfort you during this time!!
    Love the Photo "Come Unto Me" it has a very
    special meaning for me in my heart..It's so
    very Touching..

  15. January 16th...

    Dear One, I am glad that your mother-in-law's suffering is over and that she is at peace.

    Gentle hugs...


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