Thinking Out Loud

October 11, 2016

Remembering

Filed under: Christianity, Faith, family — Tags: , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 7:10 am

spiritual-legacy-2Yesterday my mom passed away just before noon after a long, gradual decline in health. It was a day for processing many different emotions

  • the mixed feelings you get when you know it’s someone’s time to go and you’re even praying for that, when in earlier days you would have prayed for strength and healing
  • the myriad of things which must be done at a time you would rather just relax and deal with the loss itself but now you’re too busy
  • the reactions from other people who knew her albeit in a completely different relationship than your own and finding yourself envious of those relationship dynamics
  • the tremendous amount of support from people who are for you and in your corner, who you didn’t realize would react so strongly to your loss
  • the people who tell you that they were praying for you; that they have been praying for you for a much longer time than you would have otherwise known

I will write something about my mom’s life here on another day. There is so much to tell. For now I am so grateful to be surrounded by a faith community that impacted me so powerfully in the past several hours.


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8 Comments »

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Having lost my mother to dementia three months ago, I can identify with your feelings of pain. My comfort was that she was a devoted Christian and I would see her again. I trust your heart is also blessed with that fact as well. Blessings to you and yours during this time of sorrow and recovery.

    Comment by Ellie www.newcreationsministries.wordpress.com/ — October 11, 2016 @ 7:59 am

  2. So sorry for your loss. I lost my grandma 2 years ago to cancer it was very hard to see her like that til the end. The last I saw her she was in a drug induced coma ie morphine so she wasn’t suffering. I don’t lnow if she heard me or not but I prayed for her and told her it was okay to go see Jesus and Grandpa I’ll see her in Heaven!

    Comment by kountrymama2012 — October 11, 2016 @ 9:41 am

  3. Just read this now. Strangely I was thinking about you yesterday afternoon. Maybe not so strangely. There are no adequate words to join in the sorrow on the death of a parent, so I won’t even try. Our prayers are with you. And if there is some concrete way I (or we) can support you, please ask. A tough time for you all. Lorne

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    Comment by Lorne Anderson — October 11, 2016 @ 12:23 pm

  4. So sorry for your loss.

    Comment by angie — October 11, 2016 @ 7:59 pm

  5. Me, too.

    Comment by The Purging Lutheran — October 11, 2016 @ 11:35 pm

  6. Sorry for your loss brother!

    Comment by rickda — October 12, 2016 @ 9:24 am

  7. Grief comes and goes in intensity. Even though her death was ‘expected,’ memories of her will arise at unexpected times. I’ve been enjoying memory items about my mom, who died two years ago, in the little touchpoints of her life that I have in a few items in my apartment, and even as I shared Thanksgiving dinner the other day with friends. I hope God brings good memories of family life to your remembrance as you process your mother’s death.

    Comment by Brian — October 12, 2016 @ 9:45 am

  8. Praying for you as well! If you anything we’ve got your back!

    Comment by kountrymama2012 — October 17, 2016 @ 10:58 pm


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