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!