March 15, 2011

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR MY SWEET MAMA!

Hey Ya'll......

As many of you may recall, my sweet 91 yr old Mama has had a really tough year.  Since last April, she has suffered two serious strokes,  a terrible fall with major injuries and most recently her heart in a-fib and bouts with pneumonia.

Over the last week her health has greatly declined.  She is now in congestive heart failure with other complications and very weak.  Since last week I've spent almost every waking hour by her side at the nursing home.  My sister, Diane, flew in last Friday to be with Mama as well.....we've barely left her side.  We are meeting with Mama's doctors this morning to discuss her hospice care.  As you can imagine, just typing those words "hospice care" causes my heart to sink and my eyes burn hot with tears.

Mama is such a mighty woman of God and a source of encouragement and inspiration to everyone she's met in her 91 years (her 92nd b'day is Friday).  Even this past year in her diminishing physical condition she's touched so many lives and been a shining light in her nursing home facility.  When her heart began to fail last Wednesday, the outpouring of love and concern from her caregivers and nurses has blessed my sister and I so.  

My sister and I have been blessed beyond measure to have such a wonderful Mama and we realize that we are now walking through the last days of her journey here on earth.  We are leaning ever so close upon Him and His Grace and Strength as we navigate the "next" for our Sweet Mama and resting in the assurance that Mama's times are in His hands and when she takes her last labored breath, she'll step into her Beloved's arms and rejoice and dance upon streets of gold before His Throne forevermore!  Hallelujah!

Dear blogging friends, my sister and I would greatly appreciate your prayers for our Sweet Mama.  Her body and mind are weary of the struggle to breath and think clearly.  We're praying for His Peace to sweetly settle her and comfort her as she walks this last journey.  And we humbly ask that you would lift us up as well.......we, too, need His peace, comfort and strength as we travel these last days with our Sweet Mama.  Bless you......


Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh what a foretaste of glory Divine!

HE IS FAITHFUL!


Love,

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40 comments:

Mining for Diamonds said...

Your mama truly sounds like a sweet lady. Praying for her peaceful "transition" and for comfort for you and your sister.

Blanket Buddies said...

I'm a new blog follower- sending love and prayers to you all.

JBR said...

Lifting your mama up in prayer!

Karen said...

Oh, dear Jackie...praying for His sweet peace to wrap around all of you...

Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! Jackie, so sorry to hear of this news! Girl, I am praying as we speak, I have already walked this path, so I do know what this feels like! I lost both of my parents 11 months apart just a short time ago! May the God of Peace rule in your Hearts Today!

Chatty Crone said...

Your mother sounds wonderful. ANd yes, I will pray for all of you! sandie

Greta said...

Praying for you and your sister Jackie. May you know and experience His peace as you walk through this final journey with your sweet mama. Isn't it wonderful to KNOW that as she opens her eyes on the other side she will look into the eyes of her Savior? Free from any pain and her weakened aged body. What a wonderful life it sounds like she lived. Hugs to you all, Debbie

Debbie said...

Sorry Jackie I just noticed I was signed in as my mother as I am at her house. Just didn't want you to wonder....HUGS

Alleluiabelle said...

Sweet Friend,

I kneel beside you in deep prayer for your Mama and both you and your sister. It truly is a very trying time for all of you.

May His gentle peace, comfort and tender mercies envelop all of you like a warm-fitting glove as you spend this time together...May His refreshing breath of grace blow onto and into each one of you.

Love you.
Alleluiabelle

Sonja said...

Praying for dear sweet Mama right now Jackie!

xo

Cindy in PA said...

Praying for your mom for fighting the good fight and finishing the race. Also praying that you all feel God's presence, love, comfort, and strength in the days ahead. Blessings.

BARBIE said...

Saying a prayer for your sweat mama, and for peace and strength for you and your sister.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

You are indeed fortunate to have a wonderful, loving Christian mom...she has served her purpose here on Earth well...she will be treasured in Heaven all the more.

Praying for all of you to have PEACE thru this "Valley of the shadow of Death" and that you fear no evil.
I could only hope my children would be so generous in their actions and words when it is my time to need them.

Rose

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

praying for your sweet mama - may the Lord just minister sweetly to her and to you and your sister!

hospice is wonderful - my husband pastor's a church but is also a hospice chaplain and it is a wonderful program! i know it is hard, but the people involved are always so loving and precious.

praying my friend.

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Oh, Jackie...my heart hurts for you and family. My siblings and I went through this very thing last year...mother lived with me the last 5 months of her life and it was so difficult to see her struggle. Some days were really good but the last couple of months were very difficult due to her declining mental health...she became confused which added to her struggles.

Praying for you during this time....

~Beth

Tammi said...

I will be praying for you all. We began clinical on Tuesday, in a nursing center. . .and these dear ones in the facility each represent a special story~ a unique life. Oh how I hope to be a blessing to them in this stage of their lives.
May the Lord give a calm, sweet assurance to each of you, especially your dear mom, as she is looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of her faith.
Hugs!
Tammi

RCUBEs said...

I've never forgotten your mama and you sister in my prayers. You know I've been going through a tough time at work and I want to thank you for praying for me. I don't know why you can't post a comment on my site. But sometimes, I have that problem with others' too.

May God's love, strength and comfort be with you all.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Oh my dear friend, what a tough journey. Is there ever a good time to bid one's mother farewell? My own passed away when I was 26 (37 years ago), and I often wish I could lean into her warm arms still.

What a rich legacy your mother bequeaths you. I pray her remaining days here are joy-filled, though unequalled to the joy she is about to experience in the presence of her Lord.

Comforts & peace,
Kathleen

Sandy said...

Just read this, Jackie, and prayed
for the Prince of Peace to overwhelm
all of you with His love and care.
May He guide your dear Mama into
His loving embrace and hold her
there until He is ready for her to
come and be with Him. I have been
where you are now and His presence
is all that carried me through.
He will take care of her now,
rest assured.
Love & Prayers,
Sandy

sandy said...

You and your family will be in my prayers. Your Mom sounds like a very precious treasure in your life. How blessed you are!

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I'm so praying for you! I'm new here, but so glad I found you today! I walked this same road through December and it was heart wrentching as I watched my brother make his journey HOME. The Lord does give the strength as needed and the grace that is always abundant. I can testify to that! Your love for your Mom is so precious! Please know that I'm praying!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Sweet friend, this brought tears to my eyes. Your precious mother... how tenderly she and you are walking this road home together. Yes, you have my prayers this day for gentle steps along the way and for God's presence to richly manifest himself in ways unimaginable.

Lots of love from my side of the world...

peace~elaine

Linda said...

Hi Jackie,
I am so sorry to hear this.
I will be praying for your Mama.Praying for you and your sister too.Your Mama sounds so sweet and so wonderful!
I too have lost my Mother after a long illness and I know what you are going through. Praying that the Lord will comfort you and give you peace.
Blessings and hugs.

Denise said...

Checking in to see how things are? You are on my heart......

Aliene said...

I know exactly how and what you are feeling. I went through the same situation about one and half years.
God's Grace will bring you through.
My sister's name is Dianne, also and we went the last step with her.
Your Mom's body is tired and the Lord will help her and you girls.
God bless and give you strength.

Aliene said...

I traveled that road about one and half years ago. God's Grace is suffienct. Praying that through this last part of your Mom's journey that the Lord will make it easy for her and the family. He is the God of all comfort.

sarah said...

praying for your sweet mom....and praying for you guys to be strong. Your live for her speaks so loud of the amazing person she is.

...All Things Refined said...

Praying for your mama and your family.

Amrita said...

Dearest Jackie, thinking about you all. How is Mom?

Denise said...

How are you? I fear to ask too many questions....... Just had you on my heart tonight........

Nezzy said...

Sweetie, I'm so sorry to hear your precious Mama is havin' a tough time. Sendin' prayers to our Heavenly Father right now.

God bless ya and please take care!!!

Andrea said...

Praying for your mom!
Hugs,
andrea

Nene said...

What a Legacy of LOVE and a Bright Shining Light she has been upon this Earth!! Your beautiful mom is an inspiration to me as I was reading your heartfelt post. You and your Precious family are in my utmost deepest prayers now Jackie. God Bless you during this Time, May the Lord of Goodness bring you A Peace that surpasses ALL Understanding. Love and Hugs and Prayers your Way... xoxo Nene

PS. I have missed you too. I have deactivated my FB don't know when I will be back on. Please Keep me Posted!!! Thank you.

Nene said...

Jackie, I miss you!! I am praying for you everyday. I pray you all have a Blessed Easter Weekend and Sunday. I know you will be Celebrating the Resurrection of our LORD and Savior of the World. Thank God for is Son Jesus who payed the ultimate price for us on that Cross. We are forgiven and have Eternal Life. Looking forward to hearing from you when you get on here my sweet sister in the Lord. Love and Hugs, Nene

Patrina's Pencil said...

Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you today and praying God's PEACE for your family at this time.

Hugs to you and the family

Patrina <")>><

Crown of Beauty said...

Dear Jackie
It's been over a month since you last posted... and I am praing all is well with you...

Praying you are having meaningful times with your mom.

I dropped by to greet you a Happy Mother's Day.

Love
Lidj

Alleluiabelle said...

Hi Jackie,

Thinking about you and wondering how you are...how your mom is doing.

Love you,
Alleluiabelle

Tammi said...

Dear Jackie,
I think of you often...wondering how everyone is....and pray that everyone is okay.
Sending a big hug too! Mmmmmmm
tammi

Andrea said...

Storming the heavens with you and for you (and your family).

Big hugs and lots of love,
andrea

PS: Hi, this is sitka. I told mom to scoot over. I have a thing or two to say to Ms. Jackie! We fur babies love you and wish we could snuggle up to you and make you feel better. Trouble, Nanuq, and I are praying with mom....paws together for your family.

woofs and wags,
sitka

Kate said...

This is so touching. My mother passed away two years ago, and It was incredibly difficult for me. I will help pray for you and your family. Gob bless.

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