March 18, 2010
My Sweet Mama needs your prayers!
Today is my sweet mama's 91st birthday but it's been a very difficult day for her. She had a fall last month and has been in increasingly intense pain and under heavy pain meds which often make her nauseous and at times delirious. My heart breaks to see her in such pain and now mostly confined to a wheel chair! Several times over the past several weeks she's told me that she thought she wanted to die - the pain has been so unbearable. I've devoted much of my time to being with her at the assisted living home where she lives (thus very little posting and blog visiting) and will forever have etched upon my heart one recent evening as I sat on the side of her bed and read scriptures to her as she went to sleep. Mama purposed within her heart years ago to try her best to not ever let a day go by without reading the Word. Even through her failing eyesight she always has her Bible close by or her scripture cards from her old scripture bread of life box.
Jesus is everything to mama. She is a strong woman of the Word and has seen His faithfulness over and over in her lifes journey with Him. Anyone who knows my mama, loves her! I am so blessed to have such a mighty woman of God as my mom!!
We learned today that she has two compression fractures in her lower spine. Surgery is not an option at her age so the general conclusion between her doctors and I is to manage her pain and try to comfort her. After I tucked her in this evening, I left the facility with a heavy heart and tears flowing. For those of you who have watched your precious parents age and decline you know where I'm at right now.
I humbly covet your prayers for my mama. She needs peace in her body and the comfort of the Holy Spirit this night and into her days ahead. My sister is coming from North Carolina in a few days. We're feeling that time is of the essence now. I know that the moment she leaves this side of Heaven she will step into the arms of her Jesus and dance a Divine Dance within His embrace through eternity. Oh, what a contradiction of emotions I feel as I'm typing this sweet friends - hot tears of heartache and joy bubbling from deep within my Spirit.
Thank you for your prayers for mama - everyone calls her Miss Helene. It will encourage her tremendously to know that people are lifting her in prayer.......She's always so faithful to pray fervently for others!
I ran across this news story video recently that reminded me so much of my mama's tenacious and unwavering faith and stand upon the Word of God..........This 92 year old ladies story made the evening news and will bless and encourage you to HIDE THE WORD IN YOUR HEART!!!
Watch and be blessed!
Thanks again for praying for my mama. Someday when we are all with Jesus, I look forward to introducing her to you!
He is Faithful!!
Thoughts by Jackie