Friday, February 21, 2014

My Mom Went To Heaven This Morning






Mom came home from the hospital yesterday afternoon.  It felt really good to have
her back here even though it would not be for long.  Shortly after she arrived one of the
hospice nurses stopped over to bring all of the meds she would need and instructed
me about my duties.  

As we were talking, Mom's breathing became a bit labored.  We administered
comfort measures and she relaxed a bit.  The trip from the hospital in the
ambulance back home must have been a bit disturbing for her.  Later in the
evening the labored breathing began again and this time I became alarmed.
The last thing I wanted was for her to suffer.  The nurse checked on her
and told me it may not be much longer.  




Mom passed at 4:38 this morning.  She left my arms into the arms of the
One who will provide her eternal comfort.  My husband told me that she was 
just waiting to come back home to her own room, her own family and to
Bentley too who stayed by her side before she felt free to let go.

My heartfelt thanks to all of you who left comments of support and prayers
for me.  Also to those of you who sent loving emails.  You all were so kind
to support me and provide the loving encouragement to help me get through
what has been a very tough week.  

My Mom and Daddy are back together once again.  There will never be
a day that goes by when I will not miss them both, yet I have comfort
knowing that their eternal life in His presence is their new home.

With Love,
Susan and Bentley


87 comments:

  1. Oh my sweet friend, I'm crying reading your sweet mother's passing. My heart goes out to you right this minute and my prayers too, so you can be strong the first year of her going to heaven. They say the first year is so hard for us and I have experienced it myself with my dad. Like you say, there isn't one day you don't miss them, I still want my dad to be here to talk to him...I'm sorry, I'm feeling sad for you and me right now! My immense feelings go out for you my friend. Thank you for sharing this with us.
    FABBY

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm so sorry. Hopefully you will peace in your heart that she is dancing with Jesus now . Have you heard the song " I' can only imagine". That was the song that I hung onto when I lost my father. Saying prayers and sending hugs.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My mother left this earth in 2006 and there are so many times I wish she could be here for the afternoon or for dinner or for walking through the backyard looking at the flowers. And although it is so difficult to let our parents go, it is so different for those of us who have the hope and knowledge that they are with the Lord, in His care. We grieve, but not as those who have no hope. May God give you peace and comfort.

    ReplyDelete
  4. May the Holy Spirit comfort you. I'm truly sad for you, Susan. I'll email you when I get home.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Dear Susan, I am so very, very sorry. I know it is heartbreaking to lose your beloved mother. She is with your father now, free of pain and worries. But she will be with you always, my friend. Sending you love and hugs and comfort in this time of loss.

    Much love,
    Claudia

    ReplyDelete
  6. Susan,
    No words can express how truly sorry I am for your loss. God Bless.
    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  7. I opened your blog today, hoping for an update--but I didn't expect this. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I think your mom WAS waiting to come home--to be where she felt comfortable, safe and surrounded by those who loved her (including Bentley) and she felt free to go. Hold your memories close and let them comfort you in the days to come. BIG (((HUGS)))

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am so very sorry for your loss. As others have said, take comfort in knowing that she is free of pain and worry and she is with your Dad. I hope that those thoughts help you as you grieve her loss. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort in the days to come through the prayers and blessings of so many who care about you and your family.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Susan, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I think your husband was right and she did want to come home and be with you. I'm glad you find comfort knowing that she is with your Dad but it doesn't really lessen the loss. Thinking of you and sending prayers.

    Stacey

    ReplyDelete
  10. Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mother has peace now. Wishing you well. Lots of hugs ----

    ReplyDelete
  11. Susan, I too am so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. At least she was home, surrounded by love as she set off on her next journey. Plant that rose garden and use the plants she helped you select and each time you go there be surrounded by the sweet memories of your mom. Hugs and prayers to you.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Susan, take comfort in the knowledge that your mom and dad are together again in the presence of the Lord, where there is no pain, no suffering, no loneliness. They are in the warm sunshine sitting and enjoying each other's company once again.
    May the Lord grant you peace in this knowledge and the knowledge that you will one day see them again.
    Hugs to you my dear, dear sister ~

    ReplyDelete
  13. Susan, there aren't words to express my sadness at this news, but also joy that your Mom is at peace and with the one that loves her eternally. Wishing you and your family comfort at this time of loss.
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'm so sorry for your loss, but glad that she didn't suffer long and that you got to spend the last few months together every day.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Susan, I do not comment often, but must today. You have my prayers for your family and my joy for your mom for going home to be with her love and her Savior. It does get a bit easier with time but you will always feel the loss. Just knowing she is in a wonderful place of peace and light will help you. I agree with Susan above, plant those roses and share with her every time you see them. Vicki in Louisville KY

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy...

    ReplyDelete
  17. Susan,

    Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry for your loss, but happy for your mom's new home with your daddy. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Please accept condolences for the loss of your Mom. It looks like she "did it her way" and is now comforted by Jesus. We are so sorry for your great loss and the loss of Benltley's Grandma.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family and that you are in my prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Dear Susan, Like Vicki above, I am not usually one to leave a comment. But today I want you know of the masses out there rallying behind you with loving thoughts. I am so sorry you have had such pain this week. My deepest condolences.

    ReplyDelete
  21. You were a wonderful daughter, Susan. Just because you can't see her, them, actually, doesn't mean they are not around. Trust me, they are. Bentley will surely knoW. Sending prayers and hugs your way. xo

    ReplyDelete
  22. It was wonderful you were able to spend these past few months together. You will treasure that time forever. Blessings to you and your family.

    ReplyDelete
  23. My heart goes out to you. I remember my mother's last days and the difficulty breathing. We just wanted her to be free of pain.

    I know you have family and friends to comfort you as well as wonderful memories of your mother.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm so sorry to read of the loss of your mother, Susan. May your memories of her keep you comforted at this time and know that she will always be with you. Hugs, Deb

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh I'm so sorry Susan for your loss. Stay close to family and friends at this time in your life and find comfort through them.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Awww Susan,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I know you had so many plans together.. I pray that the good memories will be so comforting to you..and that the Lord will wrap His arms around you and hold you close...
    Love, Mona

    ReplyDelete
  27. What a time of sadness -- and yet rejoicing, to know that your mom is "finally home." Thinking of you in this time of loss, Susan! xo

    ReplyDelete
  28. Saying prayers and sending {{{{{hugs}}}}

    ReplyDelete
  29. I'm so sorry for your loss. I think your husband was right...she was waiting to come home. How wonderful that she was. Blessings.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Dearest Susan, I am so sorry for your loss! I so understand the grief that is overtaking you but your mom is free from her body and happy with the Lord and your dad. It is so hard knowing that both parents are gone-we suddenly become an orphan. I well remember when my mom passed, the doctor told us she would never recover from the stroke and would be a vegetable, to tell her it was o.k. to leave. Please know that you will be lifted in prayers in the coming days. Sending big hugs to you.
    Noreen

    ReplyDelete
  31. Susan, I know your heart is broken, but at the same time I know you feel peace for your sweet mom. It's so very difficult to let our loved ones go, even when we know it is time. I'd like to think that perhaps our moms will meet now that they are both in a better place. New friends smiling down on their daughters who are friends. Take care and know that you are in my thoughts.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Susan, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mother graduated to glory today and is present with the Lord. May God grant you peace. Very fondly, Sandra

    ReplyDelete
  33. Susan, please accept my deepest condolences. I am so sorry for your loss, but yes, your mom and dad are reunited. I think you are right that she just wanted to get home one last time to be with her loved ones here on earth. I will keep you in my prayers in the days to come, my sweet friend. xo Laura

    ReplyDelete
  34. Dear Susan,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious Mother. May you always have peace knowing she will be forever in your heart.

    hugs
    Sissie

    ReplyDelete
  35. Susan, words can't express the sadness I feel for you with the loss of your mother. You were a wonderful daughter and my thoughts and prayers of comfort go out to you and your family during this time of sorrow. May God continue to bless you.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Susan - I am so sorry! Prayers and sympathy to you and your family.

    Judy

    ReplyDelete
  37. My sincerest condolences in the loss of your beautiful mother Susan.
    She is indeed with her Eternal father, and her beloved soul-mate.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

    ReplyDelete
  38. Verónica, from Argentina. I´m very sorry for your loss. All I can is send you a big hug.

    ReplyDelete
  39. i want to thank God for using Dr. ebhose as my source of savior after 2year of joblessness and my lover left me alone for 2 years,Have just been heart broken until i go in contact with Dr.gagado after i saw a ladies testimony on how she was helped by this same Dr. ebhose,So i decided to get in contact with him and when i told him all my problems he laughed and said this is not a problem that everything will be OK in 3 days time.Exactly the 3rd day my ex lover called me i was shocked and what surprise me the most was that a company i applied for over 4 month called me and said i should resume work as soon as possible.Am so grateful to Dr ebhose if you wish in contacting him ebhodaghespell@gmail.com He do cast the spell as following

    (1) If you want your ex back.
    (2) you need a divorce in your relationship
    (3) You want to be promoted in your office.
    (4) You want women & men to run after you.
    (5) If you want a child.
    (6) You want to be rich.
    (7) You want to tie your husband & wife to be yours forever.
    (8) If you need financial assistance.
    (9) Herbal care
    Contact him today on: ebhodaghespell@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. So sorry for your loss of your mother. I agree that she is at peace and with your dad. My condolences to you and your family. Your mom was lucky to have such a wonderful daughter such as you.

    ReplyDelete
  41. I am so sorry for your loss! Take comfort in knowing you did all you could do in your mom's last days. Your mother is at peace.God Bless you!

    ReplyDelete
  42. So sorry for your loss Susan..You couldn't have done more to make her last days comfortable...

    ReplyDelete
  43. I am so very sorry for your loss, please accept my heartfelt sympathy and prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Oh Susan, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear sweet mother. I think she was waiting to come home to you and Bentley. She is at peace now and with your father.
    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and prayers.
    Mary

    ReplyDelete
  45. Susan, You can find peace in knowing that you gave your Mother comfort and love during her last days with you. Remember, that to be absent from the body is to be present with God. I will pray for you, Bentley and your husband. God bless you.

    ReplyDelete
  46. I am so sorry, Susan. I have been keeping up with you on Facebook and heard your news this morning. You must be frazzled. Take care of yourself.

    Years ago I never would have believed that we would be with our parents at home when they passed away. My mother went peacefully at home just as your mother did. It was a blessing for us to be with her when she took her last breath, just as she was for us when we took our first.

    Get some rest. Know we love you.

    XO,
    Jane

    ReplyDelete
  47. I am so sorry for your earthly loss.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Sweet Susan, I am so sorry, but if this had to happen, I'm thankful she was at home with you. It is good to know she is home with your dad and the Lord, but I know the heart break you are experiencing. Sending big hugs and love ~ Mary

    ReplyDelete
  49. oh I am so sorry....thinking of you guys and praying for you.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Oh, Susan, I'm so sorry! Your little mother is in the arms of Jesus and she is well and whole now and she's probably met my little mother who went to be with Jesus in October. I know how you feel and my heart breaks for you. Please know you and your family are in my prayers will continue to be. Hang on to those sweet memories and as Christians we have the promise we'll be with our loved ones again one day.
    Blessings,
    Shelia

    ReplyDelete
  51. My heart is aching for you right now, so sorry to hear this news, Susan. How fitting she was at home with you, she is at peace now. Keeping you in prayer......

    ReplyDelete
  52. Dearest Susan and Family;
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dear, Sweet Mother.
    Many Thoughts and Prayers for you and your Family. Please Take Care.

    ReplyDelete
  53. I am so sad for you, but there must be great rejoicing in our Father's house as someone so loved is welcomed home.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Dear Susan,

    So very sorry to hear about your beloved mother. I'm sure she felt so very cherished, especially being surrounded by her sweet family. Sending prayers for you and yours.

    xo
    Poppy

    ReplyDelete
  55. Praying for you both, my mom left 12 years ago and there hasn't been a day that goes by that I don't think of her.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Deeply sorry for your loss...your husband was right / she wanted to be back home with you all and Bentley and could let go easier that way. So so sorry, though...:(

    ReplyDelete
  57. Yes for the the believer to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (Apostle Paul)! My prayers are with you.

    ReplyDelete
  58. I'm so very sorry for your loss, Susan. I know you will miss both of your parents so much -- they are irreplaceable. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Blessings,

    Denise at Forest Manor

    ReplyDelete
  59. Iam so sorry for the loss of your Mom, Prayers sent to you and your family .

    ReplyDelete
  60. Prayers for you and your family Susan. How wonderful and so hard as well to hold your Mom and let her go home to God. My Mom went home to God last March and she lives on in my memories. Tears too.
    Joy

    ReplyDelete
  61. I know you will miss her so, Susan...sending love and prayers your way... xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  62. Remember to take time to grieve and take comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of her.

    ReplyDelete
  63. HELLO i have read testimonies about this great spell caster called Dr. Ekpiku how he helped people to bring their lover back. so i decide to give him a try, i am here today to give my own testimony on how this great man brought my ex back within 48 hours for just to contact him. this girl has broke up with me over 6 weeks but she came back just within 48 hours that Dr Ekpiku said he will make her come back to me. just contact this man and he will bring your ex back here is his email address mail. Ekpikuspelltemple@live.com

    ReplyDelete
  64. Susan, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You have good memories and those will always be a part of you. Sending prayers for you and your family.

    ReplyDelete
  65. Oh, Susan, I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. Losing our parents is one of the hardest things life can ever bring our way. May you find comfort in your life long memories and in knowing that no pain or unhappiness or trouble will ever bother her again. My deepest sympathy to you and all who loved her.

    Mel

    ReplyDelete
  66. Susan, your sweet mother felt your love and presence. I am very sorry for your loss. I hope you will still plant the roses that she picked out from the catalog.

    ReplyDelete
  67. my heart is so full of sorry for you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Cathy

    ReplyDelete
  68. I am so very sorry...may God give you strength,peace,and comfort in the days to come......God bless

    ReplyDelete
  69. I am so sorry to read this news. I'm praying that the God who created you is holding you and comforting your heart tonight! May He be your strength as you walk through this valley. Blessings

    ReplyDelete
  70. I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I wish you peace during this difficult time.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Oh Susan,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Yes, I do believe that she was waiting to come home before passing on to her eternal home to be with Our Lord. Thankfully your Mother and Dad are rejoined. My prayers are with you. xo

    ReplyDelete
  72. Dear Susan,
    Your mom is now resting peacefully. You gave her the only gift she wanted for her to leave...bringing her home. Take care of yourself, please.

    ReplyDelete
  73. My mom lived with us for the last 4 years of her life. I will always be grateful for that time we had together as I'm sure you will cherish the time you've had with your mother. Our prayers to you and your family. Mimi

    ReplyDelete
  74. Oh Susan... I'm so very sorry to hear about your mom.... and grateful that she's going to meet her Savior. What a glorious time it will be. However, my heart goes out to you sweet girl. I know the pain of losing one's mom.. Prayers for you and your family. May God wrap His arms around you and give you comfort.

    Blessings and huggies,
    Spencer

    ReplyDelete
  75. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  76. Sweet Susan, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Words seem so pointless at a time like this. I trust that the Lord is holding you close as you grieve the loss of your mom from this life. I rejoice with you that she is with your dad and with her Heavenly Father. What sweet grace from God that she did not suffer and that she came home to pass from your loving arms into Jesus' arms. Hugs to you.
    Nici

    ReplyDelete
  77. Your husband was right - your Mom is in eternal comfort and joy now. It is so difficult for those left behind. Our faith, family and friends are the ties that bind. By that faith - we know we will all be reunited with our loved ones again one day. PRAYING for you and your family oxox

    ReplyDelete
  78. I am so sorry for your profound loss...... It will be 28 year on Wed. since my dad passed away and 10 years on March 29 since my mom went to join him. I think about them each and every day but i am so happy that they are finally together at last......Your mom will be with you forever in your heart......

    Hugs,
    Deb

    ReplyDelete
  79. I'm very sorry for your loss and so glad that you were able to bring her home for her final hours.

    ReplyDelete
  80. Oh Susan, somehow your blog disappeared from my email and I didn't know about this. I am so sorry. I lost my mom in May of last year. She was 95. I was going through breast cancer treatment at the time and I didn't live close to her at the time. I have prayed that God would give me warm fuzzy memories of her and He has. That is because I didn't feel close to her for a long time because she was very critical. She had the same dresser as your mom. I think it is so cool that you had her living with you for awhile in Victoria. That should bring you comfort. I will pray for you and I am sorry I didn't know about this while it was going on.

    ReplyDelete

Bentley and I LOVE and read every comment.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...