Saturday, September 13, 2008

11/30/1926 - 9/13/2008

Thanks for your many prayers and sweet comments regarding my poem about my mom's hands.

My mom traded her tired, broken body for an imperishable one this evening. Years ago, she ushered me into this world; I was privileged to be there today as she slipped away.

As I was growing up, I remember her singing this beautiful hymn often. I never cared for it as a child. But as I sang it to her several times today as she traveled through the valley of the shadow of death, the third verse, especially, became sweeter and dearer to my heart.

I'm a little late for TSMSS this week. How grateful I am that even in sorrow, Then Sings My Soul Saturday - and every day!



While I draw this fleeting breath
When my eyes shall close in death
When I rise to worlds unknown
And behold Thee on Thy throne
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.


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25 comments:

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Linda,
I am so sorry! Praying for you!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

also...your words and this hymn are beautiful.

Karen said...

I am so sorry but I am glad that you were able to be with her. She's rejoicing in heaven this day! I'm praying for you and your family. It's always hard to be the ones left behind...

blessings,
karen

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Linda,

I know how you've struggled in these last months, and my heart breaks for your loss. Please call me if there is anything that I can do for you and your family.

Xandra

sara said...

Linda, praying for you and your family today and the days to come. But what a beautiful testimony in your blog. The band in our church is downstairs practicing and singing Blessed Be Your Name....perfect.

3girlsmom said...

Praying hard for you and your family right now. I'm sorry for your loss. Your testimony on this blog during this difficult time has been amazing. I Praise Him for you.

BP said...

Praying for your family Linda. I will add you to my prayer list. I'm thankful that you know your Mom is rejoicing in Heaven today.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Linda, upholding you in prayer and spiritual hugs as I type! Rock of Ages is such a wonderful song! What a precious time it must have been ushering your mother home! You'll be on my mind in these next few days!

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

I just read the poem you wrote about your dear mom. I wish I could have met her, she sounds like a wonderful mom. What a beautiful poem and reflection of her life.
I too will keep you and your family in my prayers this week. May God give you strength, peace and encouragement to get through the busy week ahead.
Praying....

Julie Stiles Mills said...

oh Linda, my heart and my prayers are with you.

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Praying for you Linda. These posts are so sweet. Treasure them, I wish I had that time w/ my mom before she died.

The poem was beautiful!

JulieM said...

You are a blessing to all of us readers, Linda! May God richly bless you with His presence today and every day. Thank you for sharing your heart with us!

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Sweet Linda... praying you feel loved and prayed for today. And I pray that God brings back some precious memories long forgotten.

Kelli said...

Bless you, sweet friend. I am praying for you and your family. What a gift to know that your mom in with Jesus!

Kelli

Suzanne said...

Linda--

Thanks for letting us know about your mom's passing. So glad you were with her.
"Precious in His sight is the death of His saints" (Psalm 116:15).

~Suzanne
PS Will be continuing to pray as details get smoothed out this week.

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

I know this season has been so incredibly hard. I'm just now catching up after a weekend out of town. I am SO sorry for your loss.

I love you!

Lisa

Becoming Me said...

Beautiful...my heart is with you my friend and my prayers

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Sweet Linda, I am so sorry that I am just now seeing this. :(

Praying for you, friend. This must be so hard...

Natalie said...

Your words are so tender. May God provide the strength and healing you need during this time of loss.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Linda, my heart breaks for you. I'm praying for you.

Leah said...

Linda, I am so sorry. I've been away from blogging for a few days and just read your post. I'll be praying for you.

Vicki Courtney said...

Linda, know that our family is praying for you in your time of loss. Sorry that Keith and I can't be there for the service, but I know that our amazing church will be in full force to help you carry the load.

Praying especially for God's peace that surpasses all understanding.

Christina said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I lost my mom in June as you know and it is really hard, but we are both blessed with the fact that our moms knew Jesus. I will pray for you and your family. I am thinking of you.

Deb said...

Both my parents are with Jesus, I know your pain and loss. Praying for you. . . Your mom is in your future now, you will see her again:) One day at a time my friend. .

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

"Let me hide myself if in thee"

Amen.